Breaking News – Bomb Blast in Oslo and Shooting in Utøya – Video
Breaking News – Bomb Blast in Oslo
Update 1:26 US EDT: The Prime Minister has confirmed that a situation was developing on the island of Utøya, some 80 kilometres from the capital where the PM was scheduled to speak -Five people have been confirmed injured in the shooting at the Norwegian Labour Party youth camp. Related –
OSLO, Norway — A powerful blast tore open several Oslo buildings including the prime minister’s office on Friday. One person was reportedly killed and several were injured, as the blast shattered windows and coated the street with documents.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe, government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told The Associated Press, although it was unclear whether that meant he was uninjured. Norway’s public broadcaster, NRK, said one person was confirmed killed.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the blast. NRK showed video of a blackened car lying on its side amid the debris.
Most of the windows in the 20-floor highrise were blown out, and the bottom floor appeared to be gutted. Nearby offices were also heavily damaged and evacuated, including those housing some of Norway’s leading newspapers and news agency NTB.
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