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Explosion outside Stockholm subway kills man, injures woman

Explosion outside Stockholm subway kills man, injures woman
From CBC - January 7, 2018

A man in Stockholm picked up an unknown object from the ground that detonated in his hand Sunday, accidently killing himself and injuring his female companion near a subway station, Swedish police said.

The blast took place about 11 a.m. just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddingea residential district in greater Stockholm, said regional police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson.

"The man was seriously injured after he picked up something from the ground and this device exploded," Olsson said, adding that experts were examining the object.

The man, in his 60s, was rushed to hospital but later died while the woman, in her mid-40s, received "minor wounds" to her face and both legs, Olsson said.

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