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How news of the Oslo bombing unfolded on Twitter

News of the bombings in Oslo unfolded in real time on Twitter this afternoon, with people expressing their shock and sadness at the news.

Image: Hala Gorani Twitter account via Twitter

THE NEWS OF the Oslo explosion unfolded in real time on Twitter as word began to spread about the explosion.

Within minutes of the blast there were reports of an explosion in central Oslo, followed by pictures and videos of the devastation caused.

Some tweeted from near the epicentre of the blast, with one man writing of his luck at narrowly missing being caught up in the explosion.

Others searched for information while tweets came in from around the world.

See some of the reaction in the slideshow below:

How news of the Oslo bombing unfolded on Twitter
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  • Reports emerge

  • Road closed

  • Shock and relief

  • Questions

  • First pictures

  • Lots of confusion

  • Impact

  • Blew out windows

  • Terrorism?

  • Confusion

  • Prime Minister

  • Possible motive?

  • Injuries

  • Tears

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How news of the Oslo bombings unfolded on Twitter>

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