Sweden: Explosion outside Stockholm metro station as man picks hand grenade up off the floor

A man has died and his wife injured after a hand grenade exploded outside a metro station in Stockholm.

A man, 60, and a woman, 45, have been taken to hospital following the incident outside Varby Gard underground station in Huddinge, greater Stockholm.

The man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition but later died from multiple injuries sustained in the blast.

They were injured when the explosive device was picked up from the ground this morning, reports claim.

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Officials say the blast is not believed to be terror-related –ed: just the result of cultural enrichment–.

The female victim was said to have suffered wounds to her face and lower body.

Police do not believe the incident was a planned attack on the two people injured.

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Rescue official Lars-Ake Stevelind told Swedish broadcaster SVT that ‘someone has used some type of explosive material’ for the object and that police were investigating it.

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