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Hundreds feared dead as series of bombs hit Norway

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oslo-bombA SERIES of massive co-ordinated explosions have devastated the Norwegian capital of Oslo -  the numbers of dead and injured are feared to be in the hundreds.

 

The car bombs were detonated simultaneously, severely damaging government buildings and Oslo's main tabloid newspaper VG.

One of the bombs was outside the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg but he was reported to be safe.

So far no-one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Injured people were seen lying on the street in pools of blood. Heavy debris littered the streets and smoke rose over the city centre.
 
A 17-storey building, which also houses Norway's biggest tabloid newspaper VG, was reported to be on fire, with thick black smoke being seen for miles.
 
Witnesses reported one massive blast blew out most windows in the building as well as nearby government departments including the oil ministry, in Norway’s capital and most populated city.
 
The blast, which occurred about 3.30pm local time on Friday, left at least a dozen people injured amid fears "hundreds" had died.
 
I'm still in my work office and people here seem pretty freaked out and are ringing around friends and relatives like mad," Ruarí Ødegaard, an exatriate Briton living in Oslo told The Daily Telegraph.
 
"Also can hear quite a few police sirens even where I am."


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