More than 20 people went missing on Wednesday after a landslide in the small town of Gujardam, north of the Norway capital, Oslo. According to police and local media, about 500 people were seriously injured in the accident and around 500 people were evacuated safely from the city. On Wednesday morning, several houses were destroyed as the mountain slipped 25 kilometers northeast of the capital, Oslo. Due to the slipping of the mountains, these houses got settled inside the ground.
Norway police said via tweet, landslides have hit many houses. For the safety of Norwegian citizens, the army is busy evacuating homes in times of emergency. The media said that the size of the landslide area was around 210,000 square meters and about 500 people were evacuated from their homes. According to reports, 20 people were missing.
“We do not know whether these people are trapped in the landslide area or not,” the police said in a statement. They are either on leave or unable to contact the police. According to police, 10 people were seriously injured after the landslide. Police is calling it a natural disaster. Chief of Operation Roger Peterson said the situation was very serious. People told over the phone that their entire house was collapsing.
In a social media post, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg expressed her sympathy for the people, saying that after seeing all this one feels pained by how the forces of nature have destroyed the gazerdom. Natural phenomena like landslides affect everyone. Let us know that Norway has seen this kind of catastrophe before also.