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Poison release at Triumfglass
today at 01:32 Johan Edgar
Triumfglass’ factory in Sävedalen in Partille was hit on Saturday evening by a large release of ammonia. Emergency services have cordoned off the site to try to prevent the toxic gas from spreading.
It is still unclear what caused the leak, which was called in at 11pm on Saturday evening.
– We are preparing to try to stop the release and are prepared for if it were to get out, but the assessment is that there is no danger to people on the outside and the building is empty so no one has been injured, says Lars Jostelius, alarm and command officer at the rescue service ..
Ammonia is a toxic and corrosive gas that is harmful to breathe and extremely toxic at higher concentrations. (TT)
At least twelve dead after earthquake
The earthquake in Ecuador had a magnitude of 6.8. Photo: Xavier Caivinagua/AP
A strong earthquake has hit southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday.
At least twelve people have died, Ecuador’s president Guillermo Lasso announced in a televised speech.
Via Twitter, he urges the country’s population to remain calm.
The quake had a magnitude of 6.8, according to the US Geological Survey.
People are said to be stuck under rubble, and both homes and buildings have been damaged, writes TT.
Suspected attempted murder – boy to hospital
A boy under the age of 18 has been taken to hospital after a fight outside a HVB home for young people in Malmö.
– We receive it from callers from the scene who tell us that there has been a fight. When we arrive at the scene, we find a boy who is just under 18 years old and who has been injured by a sharp object on his upper body, says Patric Fors, spokesperson for the police in the South region.
The crime scene has been cordoned off and a technical examination will be carried out. Dog patrols also participate in the operation.
No one has been arrested.
The boy was awake and articulate and could be heard by the police.
– We are on site to be able to interrogate him further when the medical services are done with him, says Patric Fors.
A preliminary investigation into attempted murder or manslaughter has been opened.
Man arrested – had weapon in hotel
The police were called to Kungen Kurva south of Stockholm earlier this evening, after a man displayed a gun-like object at a hotel.
When the police arrived at the scene, the man, who is in his 40s, had left the hotel. The police launched a search operation.
But the man then came back, and could be arrested on suspicion of serious weapons offences.
No weapon has been found.
Violent pension protests continue
Riot police with water cannons in Paris on Saturday night. Photo: AP
The demonstrations in Paris continue after Emmanuel Macron’s decision to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
At 19 on Saturday night, the protests started from Place d’Italie in the south of the capital, according to Le Monde direct reporting.
About a hundred police officers are at the scene, and probably 4,000 protesters, writes BFM TV.
In Bordeaux, the protesters clashed with the police at 5 p.m. They set garbage cans on fire, and the police used tear gas. So far, nine people have been arrested there.
Here you can read more about the protests in France.
Police action to prevent street racing
A large police operation is currently underway at Hisingen in Gothenburg. Earlier in the evening, upwards of 500 cars gathered in the area.
The reason is that the police have tried to prevent street racing.
Earlier in the evening, upwards of 500 cars gathered in the area.
– There are a lot of people on site. There are cars that accelerate, drive around and brake. We have received calls from members of the public wondering what is going on, says Andreas Odén, officer on duty at the police in the West region. and continues:
– There are different types of cars. They are quite powerful cars that rev and make noise and stuff like that.
Do you have any advice for other road users?
– It is good if you can stay away from this area, says Andreas Odén.
According to the police, it has been somewhat chaotic.
– But not rowdy in the sense that there is some violence, says Andreas Odén.
Foreign-registered cars have also been on site.
One to hospital after drowning alarm
The police were called to an area on Södermalm in Stockholm due to a drowning alarm.
There, a 35-year-old man had ended up in the water for an unknown reason.
– He is taken to hospital by ambulance. Whoever ends up in the water involuntarily is awake and chilled, says Daniel Vikdahl, press spokesperson for the police in the Stockholm region.
According to the police, there is no indication that anyone else was involved in the incident.
The alarm came in at 7:16 p.m.
Strong earthquake off the coast of Ecuador
Ecuador’s coast was hit by a strong earthquake on Saturday, writes TT. There are currently no reports of any major destruction or damage.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8, according to the US Geological Survey, USGS.
The quake was also felt in Peru.
Big train stop
There is a stop in train traffic in large parts of the Stockholm area due to technical problems, according to the Swedish Transport Administration.
Long-distance trains, regional trains, express trains and even SL’s commuter trains are affected.
The fault causes train delays in large parts of central and southern Sweden, including the Stockholm-Gothenburg and Stockholm-Malmö routes.
A repairman is on site, but at the moment there is no forecast.
The text is updated here.
Explosion in gravel roof
The police have had an intervention in a gravel pit in Tumba in Botkyrka south of Stockholm after an alarm of a detonation.
The alarm came in just before 5:30 p.m.
In the gravel roof, two men are said to have been doing “some kind of pyrotechnics”.
They have both been arrested, suspected of violating the Act on Flammable and Explosive Goods.
No one is said to have been injured.
Green Students want to be reduced to a mouthpiece
The Green Party’s student union Green Students wants the party to change the mouthpiece model, and go from two to one mouthpiece.
During Gröna Studenter’s annual meeting, it was hammered through that they will push the issue at the upcoming MP congress.
– We see a need to push through a change in the mouthpiece model to give Sweden’s sharpest climate opposition as clear a voice as possible, writes Sigurdur Andersson, mouthpiece at Gröna Studentser.
Car on fire on E4 – lane closed
Shortly after 5 p.m., the emergency services received an alarm about a car on fire on the E4 outside Norsholm, according to Norrköping’s newspapers.
The fire must be strong, but there are no signs of injuries.
The northbound lane is closed.
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