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Several injured after an explosion in Stockholm, Sweden

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A large explosion has rocked Stockholm the capital of Sweden this morning with several people being injured.

According to local sources the explosion happened in an industrial area of Vallingby, causing damage to several buildings including an apartment hotel.

Police said that five people have been injured in the explosion with at least two being taken to hospitals.

The cause of the explosion is not known, but sources say that there was significant damage to cars, homes and businesses in the area.

Witnesses told local radio he was woken up shortly after 1 am by the explosion which shook his house, rattling the windows and doors.

Police spokesman Fredrik Andersson said the area has been cordoned off and an investigation has been launched. They are not currently treating the incident as a crime.