Hundreds gather for vigil at Swedish school

2015-10-24 10:29
A teenager lights candles outside the primary and middle school Kronan in Trollhattan. (Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP)

A teenager lights candles outside the primary and middle school Kronan in Trollhattan. (Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP)

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Trollhattan - Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil in the schoolyard of the Kronan school where a day earlier a masked man with a sword and knife attacked students and teachers, killing two and seriously wounding two others.

Shivering in the evening wind, Nour Shilbaya, an 18-year-old former student at the school, said the attack semeed like a bad dream.

"I've been living here my whole life. It feels so hard to see all of this happening because it feels like a movie," she said. "You can't imagine that it is real. Until now I feel like it is a dream. I want to wake up."

Handwritten signs in Swedish, Arabic and Persian son windows and doors urged people to respect those who visited to pay their respects throughout the day.

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