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Blast victims receive treatment outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo on Friday - AP.
A powerful blast, suspected to be a car bomb, rocked government and media buildings in Norway's capital Oslo on Friday, causing 'deaths and injuries' and dealing heavy damage.
Police said a bomb was behind the explosion and Norwegian media reported that at least two people died, while many claimed that 'hundreds' of live may have been lost.
"A powerful explosion has taken place in the government quarter," Norwegian police said in a statement.
"Police can confirm there were deaths and injuries following the explosion in the government quarter this afternoon," police added later.
Images on Norwegian television showed the prime minister's office and other buildings heavily damaged, sidewalks covered in broken glass and smoke rising from the area.
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