At least one person is trapped: House swept away by landslide in Norway


A house in the Valsøyfjord in Norway was swept away by a landslide on Friday evening. There are two people in the partially collapsed house, and at least one of them is trapped in the house, according to Norwegian police.

»Two people must still be inside the house«, says operations manager Bjørnar Gaasvik from Trøndelag police district.

Four people have been accounted for, he confirms.

All in all, there are probably three to four houses that have been affected by the landslide, says duty manager Andre Lingjerde from the emergency center, and there are still landslides at the outer edges of the 200-metre-long and 20-metre-wide area where the big landslide happened.

“The rescue operation is going well, but they must take precautions”, says Lingjerde.

The authorities are therefore assessing whether the neighboring houses must be evacuated. So far, however, the Norwegian authorities have only received reports that one house has been swept away in the landslide in Trøndelag.

The house is a black-painted wooden house that was partially crushed in the landslide, images on Norwegian TV 2 show.

The landslide has also hit the European road E39. The road is closed at the scene of the accident.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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