March 30, 2023

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In Sweden, a warning confuses motorists

‘Air raid, danger’: Motorists in southern Sweden were mistakenly warned of an aerial bombardment, an incident deemed ‘serious’ by transport officials in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

“We are investigating the reasons,” said a spokesman for the Swedish National Transport Administration, which sent out the warning on Wednesday for an as-yet-unknown reason.

The news was broadcast from Blekinge in the south of the country, one of the main bases of the Swedish Air Force.

“Important message, Blekinge County: Air raid, danger,” appeared on the driver’s navigator screen, in front of a danger sign.

Shocked motorists who informed the authority that the warning had been sent raised questions.

The number of affected drivers could not be immediately estimated.

Trafikverket admitted it knew “very little” about the origin of the incident, which it considers “serious” in the context of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Sweden stands out in Europe for its major information campaigns for citizens in the event of war, with booklets distributed to every household telling them what to do.

The country has not known war on its soil for more than two centuries. (AFP)

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