Norwegian rescuers reported, Sunday evening, that the seventh body of a victim of a landslide had been found. Earlier that day, there were reports that the bodies of two people had been reached.
The authorities confirmed the identities of three victims. They are men between the ages of 31 and 40 and a woman aged 54. Their bodies were found in the previous days.
The search for the remaining three missing is underway. Initially, 26 people were searched for, but most of the missing have been found elsewhere.
“We don’t know if we are walking on Earth.”
“As long as we believe that we can find living people, the rescue operation will continue,” said Ivar Mirbo of the Norwegian police. As Kenneth Wangen of the Fire Department said, “The search is not without risk” and stressed, “We don’t know if we are on the ground.”
The site of the landslide in ACC is the ruins of houses in a semi-solid clay mass. Shards of furniture and auto parts come off the ground.
Rescue teams move on mats, and dog trackers help them find people. Two of them were injured as a result of the activities that were carried out. Previously, due to the potential for more landslides, rescue operations were mainly carried out by helicopters and drones. Thermal imaging cameras are also used.
Wounded and destroyed homes
On Wednesday morning, a section of the town of Aske near Oslo collapsed underground, and some homes were caught on the brink of a landslide. No details have been released about the gender or age of the people who died.
The balance sheet for the disaster includes at least 10 injured, 31 collapsed homes and nine other buildings destroyed. More than a thousand people have been evacuated. The most important items are collected for victims who have lost all their possessions.
Rescue teams with dogs are operating in the landslide area. Previously, due to the potential for more landslides, rescue operations were mainly carried out by helicopters and drones. Thermal imaging cameras were also used.
The crater is 700 meters long and 300 meters wide. There are muddy deposits in the Asku region. This part of Norway has seen heavy rain recently.