Ebene News – CA – 10 injured, more than 20 missing after landslide in Norway

A landslide crashed in a residential area near the Norwegian capital on Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, leaving 21 missing and destroying several homes, authorities said Some 700 people were evacuated amid fears of new landslides

The Norwegian police were alerted at 4 am to the slip in the village of Ask, in the municipality of Gjerdrum, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Oslo

The landslide crossed a road through Ask, leaving a deep ravine that cars could not pass Video footage showed dramatic scenes including a house falling into the ravine Photos showed at least eight houses destroyed

Police spokesman Roger Pettersen told Norwegian media that no cases of disappearance have been reported, but authorities could not rule out the possibility that people were in buildings collapsed He said about 21 people registered to live in the area are not being counted

“The 21 people may have evacuated themselves, but may also be still in the area of ​​the landslide,” Pettersen told NTB news agency

One of the injured was seriously injured, while nine had milder injuries At the time, the weather conditions were rough, with snow and full winter conditions

“It hurts to see how the forces of nature have ravaged Gjerdrum My thoughts are with all who have been affected by the landslide It is now important that the emergency services do their job,” tweeted Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

In a separate statement, she called the disaster “possibly one of the biggest landslides we have had, and with the greatest consequences”

The area where Ask is located is known to have a lot of so-called fast clay, a form of clay that can change from solid to liquid form Previous landslides have been reported here

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Landslide in Norway

Ebene News – CA – 10 injured, more than 20 missing after landslide in Norway

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7547245/norway-landslide-missing/