Fifth body found in Norway mudslide with five still missing

Rescue workers have found a fifth body four days after a landslide buried homes near Norway’s capital, as the search goes on for five people still missing, by Diramakini Reporter (Agencies).
Search and rescue teams have been using sniffer dogs, helicopters and drones in a bid to find survivors. (Photo by AFP).

The tragedy occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when houses were destroyed and shifted hundreds of metres under a torrent of mud at the village of Ask, 25km (15 miles) northeast of Oslo.

During a visit by the royal family on Sunday, King Harald called the disaster absolutely terrible and said it was very difficult to put
into words. 

Police on Saturday identified the body of the first person found on Friday as 31-year-old Eirik Gronolen (31).

The identities of the four other dead have not been released. But police on Friday published a list of the names of all the eight adults, a two-year-old and a 13-year-old child who went missing on Wednesday.

At least 10 people were also injured in the landslide, including one seriously who was transferred to Oslo for treatment.

Rescuers are working to find survivors, but chances of this are fading.About 1,000 people have been evacuated of a local population of 5,000, because of fears for the safety of their homes as the land continues to move.

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