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Explosion Rocks Red Cross Reception Centre

An explosion occurred at a Red Cross reception centre in Suomusjärvi in south-west Finland in the early morning hours on Monday.

Image: YLE / Johanna Laine

No one was harmed in the blast that shattered windows and harmed the building structure. The centre houses a few dozen asylum seekers. The explosion occurred around 4am on Monday morning.

A two-door white passenger car with a black trim was seen driving from the scene of the explosion moments before the blast.

“We have increased security at the reception centre to safeguard the residents," says Päivi Nikkola, deputy manager of the Suomusjärvi reception centre.

Police in Salo are investigating the incident and are urging eyewitnesses to come forward.

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