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Another fatality after landslide in Ask – search continues

Three days after the massive landslide in Ask, Norway, the rescue workers found a second body. Several people are still missing, the search for survivors continues.

Three days after a landslide in Norway, the rescue workers found a second body in the disaster area. The police chief of operations, Roy Alkvist, announced this early Saturday afternoon at a press conference called at short notice. So far, two victims have been discovered in the landslide area. Several people are still missing. One still hopes to find survivors, said Alkvist.

The massive landslide occurred early Wednesday morning in Ask in Gjerdrum municipality, around 40 kilometers northeast of Oslo. At least ten people suffered injuries and nine houses collapsed as a result of their departure. Around 1,000 people were brought to safety.

On Friday, the emergency services found the first dead person in the landslide area. As with the second find on Saturday, the police have not yet given any information on gender or age. Before the two finds, ten people were missing, including two minors.

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