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Why did Sweden's public warning siren sound last night?

One of the VMA sirens is pictured in Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Published: 12.Nov.2019 11:05 hrs

Residents of a town in central-southern Sweden got a shock late on Monday evening when they heard the country's emergency warning siren, and it's not yet clear what caused the alarm to sound.

'Hesa Fredrik' is a loud siren designed to warn the public of immediate danger such as natural disasters or even war.

But it's unclear why the siren went off without warning in Bankeryd, north of Jönköping, on Monday.

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