Strong blast rocks central Gothenburg

Restaurant and nightclub said to be where explosion occurred

A strong explosion in the early hours of Friday morning set off shop and car alarms and blew out windows in central Gothenburg. Police are still investigating the cause of the blast. The explosion occurred around 04.30, either in or near the restaurant and nightclub Gamle Port. No one is believed to have been injured at this stage, but a witness said he believed that a building may have “caved in”.
“Police patrols are on the scene together with emergency services to attempt to work out what it is that has happened, if it is a gas explosion or something else,” Lars Tunefjord of the Västra Götaland County police told the news agency TT. “There’s been some form of shock wave that has smashed out windows.” Another police spokesman said that bomb technicians were on the scene.
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[pictured: Lilla Bommen, Gothenburg; Göran Assner/]


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