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9 Apr, 2017 19:09

Stockholm store shamed online for planned sale of goods damaged in Friday attack

Stockholm store shamed online for planned sale of goods damaged in Friday attack

The Stockholm store at the heart of Friday’s suspected terrorist attack has been blasted online and forced to backtrack on its decision to open for business on Sunday to sell reduced-price goods damaged in the incident.

Åhlens department store circulated an email on Saturday, just one day after the deadly attack, to all of its customers announcing “a sale of smoke-damaged products” prompting a backlash from angry customers who denounced the ill-conceived plan as “disrespectful” and “disgraceful” in comments posted on the store’s Facebook page.

Following the public outcry, Åhlens soon apologized in a statement on its Facebook page, saying it would not open for business on Sunday but would re-open the next day.

The store is located at the scene where thousands of people laid floral tributes to the victims of the attack during a Sunday vigil to commemorate the victims of Friday’s truck rampage, which killed four people and injured at least 15 others.