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VG News map of Oslo terrorist attack | location of bomb detonation

July 22 2011 Oslo, Norway:

This is a picture of the Oslo city centre from VG, one of Norway’s largest newspapers.  We originally thought the explosion was 5 blocks from us.  Turns out we were on the backside of the government building.  We had been walking North down Møllergata Street for many blocks and had just past the helicopter landing pad (R4 in the picture) seconds before the explosion.  We were at the RED ARROW as the truck bomb detonated.

Oslo Terrorist Attack July 22 2011 | Norway | | vexedart

Another map details the path Andres Behring Breivik took (the RED dashed lines) during the truck bomb placement, detonation location and the direction he went after. The BLACK dashes on the left, show our walking path and the solid RED ARROW indicates where we were when the bomb exploded.

Oslo car bomb | Norway Oslo Explosion street view | terror attacks | vexedart

We were heading up the street on the left hand side (at the corner of the building with the black marble facade) as we felt the air get very dense and the shock wave burst past us.

Oslo destroyed | 77 people killed during July 22 2011 Norwegian attacks on Utoya and Oslo

When the ground started shaking and rumbling loudly, I thought the building we were walking by was about to collapse.  So I ran across the street to take cover, only to see the widows in front of me shattering out from the building above.  I turned and headed back.  Not knowing what was happening, I stopped in the middle of the street, waiting for the ground to stop shaking and glass to stop exploding.

Breivik terrorist attack aftermath | fire and rescue trucks arrive
AP news photo of fire department rescue workers arriving

AP image of the fire department.  My previous image was taken from the right hand side, on top of the bridge as the fire trucks began to arrive.  The government building can be seen in the top left hand corner with the windows  blown out.

Shattered glass of a store front in downtown Oslo after bombing
broken glass at a cafe after the truck bomb detonated in Oslo

These pictures were taken many blocks away from where we were / the centre of the explosion, as we made our way down towards the bus terminal to leave Oslo.

bomb shrapnel broken pains of glass | streets full of glass shards

Thick shattered pieces of glass were everywhere.

destroyed building after terror attack | Anders Breivik bombing aftermath | city in ruins
huge windows shattered onto the streets | downtown Oslo Norway after July 22 2011 bombing
Oslo explosion-news paper image 1| Anders Behring Breivik named as suspect|- July 22 2011, terrorist
Oslo explosion-Norwegian news paper front page after terrorist attack- July 22

These were a few of the next days front page newspaper headlines.

truck bomb crater after terrorist explosion | terrorism in Scandinavia

Another clipping form VG news showing the crater that the truck bomb left.  They state that the detonator was placed on top of the fertilizer drums causing the force of the blast to go into the ground.  This lessened the impact the truck bomb could have had.  

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