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Friday, 22 July 2011

22 July 2011. RIA-Novosti Presents… Giant Explosion in Front of Tabloid VG Offices Rocks Oslo

On Friday, a bomb blast ripped through the headquarters of the Norwegian tabloid VG, which was next to Norwegian government offices in Oslo.

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State media said two people died, while police said there were “deaths and injuries”.

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There were earlier reports of eight injured.

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The shock wave from the blast smashed most of the windows in the 17-storey building, as well as those in the buildings of government ministries located nearby. It also damaged the building of the Oil Ministry, where there was a minor fire.

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Emergency personnel evacuated all of the offices in the immediate vicinity of the explosion.

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Norwegian police sources confirmed that a bomb went off in the centre of Oslo.

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No Russians suffered any injuries because of the explosion.

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22 July 2011

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20110722/405695378.html

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