Gjerdrum landslide: Police plan to launch new search effort to find missing persons on Monday

Gjerdrum rescue workersPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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The police state that they will resume the search for the three missing persons that are presumed dead on Monday next week.

“It is a large landslide area, and it is partly very unstable and dangerous for the search crews who are going in from the ground. 

“It is therefore very important that we make plans… and that we ensure the safety of those who will do the job,” police superintendent Anders Mansaas of the Eastern Police District noted in a press release.

Autopsy

On January 12, authorities announced that the seven people who were found dead after the landslide at Ask in Gjerdrum had been autopsied.

“We have reason to believe that the death occurred relatively quickly,” sheriff Karl-Vidar Solberg told newspaper Romerikes Blad.

Ten people lost their lives in the quick clay landslide on December 30. Seven people were found, while three are still missing.

“All the dead who have been found have been autopsied in order to uncover the cause of death and to confirm their identity,” Solberg, who is a sheriff in Ullensaker sheriff’s district, noted. The first funerals will be held this week.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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