Two people found dead at cabin fire site in Andøy

Jørn KarlsenPhoto: Jens André Mehammer / NTB

Two people have been found dead after the cabin fire in Andøy on Saturday. The people have not been identified yet.

Forensic technicians from the Nordland Police District and Kripos started working through the fire site yesterday afternoon. 

They kept on until the early hours on Sunday. During this effort, two dead people have been found, head of the police in Lofoten and Vesterålen Per Erik Hagen confirmed.

“The two people have not been identified. They will be sent to the University Hospital in Tromsø for autopsy and identification,” he said.

A total of six people were in the cabin in Vesterålen when it burned down on Saturday. Four were children under 16 years of age.

Ran several kilometers to call for help

One person, a man, managed to get out. He ran for several kilometers to report the fire and call for help.

When the emergency services arrived at the site, the cabin was already completely burnt down.

Later in the day, police said they feared the five missing people had died. 

The police told news bureau NTB that there is a relationship between the six people. 

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

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