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Building burns to ground after explosion north of Stockholm

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Building burns to ground after explosion north of Stockholm
Police near the scene of the explosion. Photo: Tove Eriksson/TT
07:54 CEST+02:00
Police cordoned off a large area in Solna overnight, after a small fast food restaurant exploded.

It was not immediately known on Friday what caused the explosion, but there were a number of gas tube inside the fast food kiosk and the blast caused a fire which burned the building to the ground.

"It was a really loud blast. I thought my windows would break," a witness told Aftonbladet.


There was hardly anything left of the kiosk on Friday. Photo: Tove Eriksson/TT

Police questioned several witnesses overnight and said the area around the building would remain cordoned off on Friday morning for a forensic investigation, which they said would affect traffic in the area.

Nobody was injured in the blast, which happened at around 1.30am.

The fire was extinguished shortly after 3am.

 
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