The fire department in Oslo dumbfounded by people walking on the ice

People moved out on the iceOslo.People moved out on the ice.Photo: Oslo Brann- og redningsetat / NTB scanpix

Despite the fact that the ice is considered to be unsafe, many people still went walking on the ice at the Oslo Opera House Saturday afternoon.

Oslo Fire and Rescue Department were nervously watching  everyone who took the risk of venturing on the ice between Havnelageret and  the Opera.
– Right now, I’m watching three people who are walking across the ice at full speed. There are quite a lot of people  on the ice, some of them are jumping and there are children too,  CIO Lars Magne Hovtun in Oslo Fire and Rescue Department told NRK Saturday afternoon.
At that point Hovtun was watching the images from a surveillance camera. His colleagues in the fire service had previously been at the site on the inside of a car in order to keep a close watch on anyone who ventured out on the ice.
Shortly afterwards Oslo harbor and the fire department jointly put up signs to warn people against walking on the unsafe ice. However, it was of little help. Both adults and children made their way onto the ice shortly afterwards.
– As soon as we left the opera  people (and children) flooded the ice again. This is very dangerous – sea ice is never safe, says the fire department on Twitter.
– In our opinion, the ice in the fjord never safe. There are a lot of streams and a lot of movement of boats,  guard commander Hans Kristian Steen in fire and rescue agency told NRK.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today