Wednesday, December 30, 2020

More than 20 people missing and 10 injured after landslide in Norway -

landslide in Norway

MORE THAN 20 people are unaccounted for, ten injured and some 500 have been moved to safety after a landslide overnight in a small Norwegian town north of Oslo, police and local media said.

Several houses were swept away in Gjerdrum, home to 5,000 people 25 kilometres northeast of the capital, in the early hours of this morning.

“Several homes have been taken by the landslide. Emergency services, with assistance from the Norwegian civil defence and the military, are in the process of evacuating,” Norwegian police said on Twitter.

Norwegian media said the size of the landslide area was 210,000 square metres and around 500 people had been evacuated from their homes.

Some 21 people were still unaccounted for as of this afternoon, according to the reports.


  1. Nueve personas han sido hospitalizadas y 21 están desaparecidas. Las autoridades no descartan que haya gente atrapada entre los escombros de las viviendas afectadas.

    1. Al menos nueve personas resultaron heridas en un deslizamiento de tierra producido la madrugada de este miércoles en una población a unos 30 km al noreste de Oslo (Noruega), informa el medio local NRK.

      Las imágenes tomadas en el pueblo de Ask, en el municipio de Gjerdrum, muestran al menos ocho viviendas afectadas por el hundimiento del suelo, que ha dejado una quebrada de 700 metros de largo.

  2. A third body has been found in the search for the missing following a massive landslide that destroyed homes in Norway, police have announced.

    Local media report that it was found on Saturday within hours of the second body.

    Seven people remain missing following the hillside collapse that sent mud into the village of Ask on Wednesday.

  3. Rescue workers have recovered a fourth body as they continue searching for another six people still missing days after a landslide buried homes near Norway's capital, authorities said.

    An intense search and rescue operation has been underway in the snow-covered village of Ask, 25km northeast of Oslo, since disaster struck in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

    "We have made a new discovery of a dead person. It's in the same area as the third body," police official Knut Hammer told a news conference.


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