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Ammunition factory explosion injures one in Sweden

16 May 2023

One person was injured after an explosion at an ammunition factory in southern Sweden on 10 May. The incident happened at a plant operated by aerospace and defence manufacturer Nammo in the town of Karlsborg, 137 miles (220km) southwest of Stockholm.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

Local authorities said there was initially some uncertainty about how the blast occurred, however it is now being investigated as an industrial accident. The Nammo factory in Karlsborg was manufacturing small-calibre ammunition at the time of the explosion.


One worker, who was alone in the room when the blast happened, was injured as a result of the blast. Other workers who were at the site were unharmed.


According to Nammo’s website, the Karlsborg factory has around 130 employees and manufactures small calibre ammunition for use in assault rifles and other light weapons.


An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the blast.


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