Wednesday morning, landslide in ASK near Oslo. There are 40 buildings in the giant stream, including 31 homes. They were part of a residential property that started building here only 15 years ago.
The rescue operation began immediately. Unfortunately, this happens in very difficult circumstances. The land is still very unstable, and the giant crater, which resembles a canyon that divides the city in half, can grow at any moment.
Initially, services searched the stream using drones and helicopters. Thermal cameras and tracking dogs were also used.
Landslide in Ask. Rescuers found a second body
On Friday, it was decided to use polystyrene panels for the search: rescuers put them on unstable ground and move over it, searching for the missing.
Initially, 26 people were searched. However, as it turned out, 16 of them found themselves: at the time of the tragedy they were not at home.
Landslide in Ask. Lifeguards rely on so-called airline tickets
“We are looking for the missing and we hope that they are still alive,” said Roy Alkvist, the Norwegian police officer in charge of the operation.
Rescuers hope to save at least some of the missing. Many buildings that found themselves in a landslide don’t appear to have collapsed, which means there are so-called airline tickets.
“If the trapped people have air, they can stay there for days,” said local police chief Ida Milbo Ostese.
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