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“Drunkedness, battery, drunk driving and fights” reports the Swedish public television on on the barely started Swedish midsummer celebration, and continue “but no more than ordinary weekend. It appears the cold weather, with rain in many places in the country, has had a calming effect on the celebration.”

“Many young people are reported in Köpingsvik, north of Borgholm in Öland,” the police say, “so we have a possibility of chaos there. However, the chaos has not entered yet.”

Saturday morning,  there is one  death by stabbing and several injured in Köpingsvik to report.  Being this was the only violent death during the midsummer in Sweden, the prognosis of calm celebration have shown to be on target.  Considering the rampant intoxication, the four traffic deaths are also a very low figure indeed.


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