The police were notified beforehand about the party, where many were poisoned by carbon monoxide

Police car at the entrance to the caveOslo.Police car at the entrance to the cave.Photo: JIl Yngland / NTB scanpix
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Police confirm that they had received tips that a party was planned in the cave, where many were poisoned by carbon monoxide on Sunday night.

“I can confirm that, via our switchboard on Saturday, we received a phone call that a party was planned to happen at the concerning place. The person in question was put on to the tip guard in Greenland, but I do not know what assessment was made further in connection with it. What I can say is that, in general, we get a lot of tips”, says operations manager Cathrine Sylju in the Oslo police district to NTB.

On Sunday, 25 people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after an illegal party in a cave on St. Hanshaugen in Oslo. The condition of several is said to be serious.

VG has spoken to a woman who says that she alerted the police fearing the danger of corona infection at the event. She herself was invited to the event, and does not want to be identified.

“I called the police at 11.42 yesterday and said that there was going to be a big party in that cave. I gave them directions and read out what was in the event. There were between 90 and 100 people who had responded “shall go“, and a lot of equipment had been set up inside the cave”, the woman tells VG.

“I said they should take a look at it, but there was no interest. The conversation was quickly over. They said “We’ll see if there is a lot of noise, if necessary” but they had no intention of stopping the party with the information we gave them”, she says.

Additionally, NRK has also spoken to a person who is said to have contacted the police about the party.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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