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Residents jump from top floor as fire rips through student corridor in Jönköping

The fire is believed to have started in a student apartment. Photo: Mattias Landström/TT

Published: 13.Sep.2018 07:32 hrs

At least 11 people were injured after a fire tore through a residential building in southern Sweden.

Emergency services were called out to the blaze in student accommodation in the Råslätt area of Jönköping shortly after 2am.

Two people jumped from the building to escape the flames. One of them was caught by a life net and escaped without serious injuries, but the other person jumped before fire services arrived and was seriously injured. Swedish media reported they had jumped from balconies on the seventh floor, which is the top floor.

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