Sweden lorry attack: Indian Embassy staff escape unhurt

| Updated: Apr 08, 2017 01:52 IST

Stockholm [Sweden], Apr. 7 (ANI): All Indian Embassy staff in Stockholm have safely escaped the lorry crash incident which took place on Friday, sources in the embassy confirmed this to ANI. At least three people were killed after a lorry rammed into a crowd of people in central Stockholm, few meters away from Indian Embassy. Speaking to ANI, Indian Ambassador to Sweden Monika Mohta, said, "I heard loud noises and saw two people lying on street." She also informed that rail services have been temporarily haulted and the House of Culture has been shut down. Another eyewitness, who was present near the spot when the incident took place said, "I was in a nearby store in Drottninggatan Street when I heard women speaking in very high tone." "When I went outside, I saw some people were screaming when the attack happened. I asked a lady, she said that a truck has hit people and is running people down and then there was a lot of chaos." According to local media reports, armed police have rushed to the scene and are firing shots. (ANI)

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