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One Dead, One Injured After Blast Outside Stockholm Metro Station (VIDEO)

© AP Photo / Pontus AltinPolice and ambulance personnel, Sweden (File)
Police and ambulance personnel, Sweden (File) - Sputnik International
Stockholm's police reported that an unknown object has blown up near the metro station in the Huddinge district of Sweden's capital.

A 60-year-old man has died in a hospital after being injured in the blast near Varby Gard subway station in Stockholm. One woman was slightly injured, Stockholm police said.

According to the police, the man picked up an unidentified object from the ground which then exploded in his hands, seriously injuring him. He was then taken to hospital.

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A 45-year-old woman was slightly hurt, suffering facial injuries.

The first reports about the incident came at 10:07 GMT on Sunday. The metro station is currently shut and the scene has been cordoned off by the police.

No preliminary information on the events leading up to the blast has been made available to the public, however, according to officials, the explosion is not believed to be a terror act.

People on social media have posted photos and videos from the blast area.

Varby Gard train station is on the city's T13 metro line, which connects southern suburbs to the centre of Stockholm.

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