Swedish police investigate Gothenburg blast, four seriously hurt

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By Johan Ahlander and Helena Soderpalm GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – Four people were seriously hurt in an explosion and fire on Tuesday in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and police are investigating whether an explosive device was placed at the scene. At least 16 people were taken to hospital after the early morning blast set ablaze an apartment bloc in a central residential area. Fire fighters pulled people from the building while others used tied sheets to lower themselves from balconies as grey smoke billowed out of stairwells and windows. Three women and one man were treated for serious …

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