Dec. 30 (UPI) — An enormous landslide simply north of Oslo, Norway, has left 10 folks useless and 21 unaccounted for early Wednesday.
The landslide worn out greater than a dozen buildings from Ask village within the municipality of Gjerdrum, 19 miles north of Oslo. Authorities concern that some folks could also be trapped in buildings that collapsed in the course of the incident.
Officers mentioned the landslide was roughly 2,300 ft lengthy and as much as 65 ft vast and occurred earlier than daybreak Wednesday.
“Those that labored right here final night time have been overwhelmed after they noticed the scene after daylight appeared,” native Operations Supervisor Roger Pettersen mentioned.
Native media mentioned a minimum of six folks from Ask have been hospitalized and a whole lot extra from the village have been evacuated. Efforts to rescue others via the day Wednesday have been partly stymied as a result of the landslide was ongoing.
“It hurts to see how the forces of nature have ravaged Gjerdrum,” Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg mentioned on Twitter. “My ideas go to all these affected by the landslide. Now it’s important that the emergency providers get their job achieved.”
About 300 folks evacuated from Ask took up shelter on the High quality Lodge Olvasgaard, its supervisor Geir Fiellheim mentioned.