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Teacher and student die in school sword attack in Sweden

Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Trollhattan Credit: RTV

A teacher and a student have died after an attack by a knife-wielding man on a school in southern Sweden.

The man was shot by police following the attack at the Kronan school in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, Sweden's second-largest city.

Two others, a student and a teacher, were also injured in the attack, which took place in the school's cafe area.

Police arrived to find one male teacher already dead and two male students, aged 11 and 15, and another male teacher seriously wounded. One of the students died later at the hospital.

A police spokesman told the Associated Press the attacker had a large knife, possibly two, including what may have been a sword. He said authorities knew the attacker had killed the teacher "because of the wounds he had".

Police fired two shots, one of which hit the attacker, a 21-year-old man from Trollhattan. He is also in a serious condition and has gun wounds to his lower chest.



Sweden has won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Credit: Reutrers/Leonhard Foeger

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, beating Russia and Italy in the long-running TV music show.

Finalists from 27 countries took part in the competition which was held at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.

The 28-year-old singer and TV presenter performed the winning electro-pop ballad 'Heroes', dancing in front of a black screen with animated gnomes.

Sweden last won the 60-year-old competition in 2012.

Listen to Sweden's winning entry below:

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