Future asylum shelter burns in suspected arson attack in Sweden

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Baku, March 26, AZERTAC

A former playschool in the town of Akers, Sweden, that was scheduled to be used as an asylum centre caught fire, with police stating the fire is likely to have been started deliberately, according to The Local.

The building’s intruder alarm was activated just before the fire started -leaving police to treat the incident as arson, reports broadcaster SVT.

“The police have opened a report on severe damage [to the property] and have filed the incident as an act of arson,” Mikael Eriksson, chief officer with Sormland Police, told SVT.

The fire was extinguished by firefighters but the building was left ‘severely damaged’.

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