Rescue crews find dead person at Gjerdrum landslide site

Gjerdrum landslide helicopterPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

After a ground search of the landslide area in Gjerdrum, a dead person has been found on Friday afternoon, the police informed.

“We do not want to say anything about gender or age,” task leader Roy Alkvist in the police noted.

The relatives have not yet been notified.

“There are many people who are affected by this tragedy, people who have lost their homes, everything they own, and probably family members. There are still many whose loved ones are missing,” Alkvist said.

The police stated that the person in question was found around 2:30 PM.

The rescue and search work for the other missing persons continues with full force, the police emphasized.

Health service: We still believe survivors can be found 

The Health service, which is a part of the work at the landslide area at Ask in Gjerdrum, still believes that survivors can be found.

“Now we found one dead person, but we still believe that we will find survivors,” operations manager Bjørn Nuland told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

He added that the Health service is on standby to take care of any survivors.

Solberg: My thoughts go to those who have lost a loved one 

“My thoughts go to those who have lost a loved one,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg told NTB after one person was found dead in the landslide area in Gjerdrum on Friday. 

“The rescue operation is still ongoing, and I also think about all those who live with uncertainty about how things are going with those who are missing,” she said.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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