Gjerdrum landslide update: 9 people still missing, drones and heat-seeking cameras support search efforts

Gjerdrum landslidePhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

On Saturday morning, nine people were still missing after the landslide at Ask in Gjerdrum that took place on Wednesday.

On Friday, the police found a dead person inside the landslide area who has not been identified yet

They hope the autopsy and identity will be clarified on Saturday.

The ground crews finished work in the landslide area around 5:00 PM on Friday when it got dark, and work will resume as soon as the light allows on Saturday morning.

In the meantime, drones and heat-seeking cameras have been supporting the search efforts, but the police have nothing new to say on Saturday morning.

“Last night, the area was only monitored from the air,” operations manager Gisle Sveen in the Eastern Police District told news bureau NTB.

At the police’s last press conference on Friday night, the police made it clear that they were still looking for survivors.

“Our starting point is that it is still possible to find living people in the landslide area,” Dag André Sylju said.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


1 Comment on "Gjerdrum landslide update: 9 people still missing, drones and heat-seeking cameras support search efforts"

  1. Jack Payne III | 2. January 2021 at 14:00 | Reply

    Without taking anything from those who are doing so much on site, more can be done!!!
    Lives are at stake and one could think outside the box in such a situation? One example, as an ex US Army Combat Engineer, teams attatched to cables that run accross the red zone. A main cable(s) going across and rescuers clip onto that cable and have spotters and direct line radio or cell phone contact with each man. FLOOD LIGHTS and 24 hour rescue efforts in shifts. Especialy in the critical first hours. In a third world country people would be clawing away with their bare hands. God Bless You All.

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