Overnight landslide occurred Wednesday in Norway. It began during the early hours of Wednesday, with residents calling emergency services and telling them that their houses were moving, police said. The alert was sounded at about 4 am local time. Several homes have been taken by the landslide.The landslide in Gjerdrum village has injured 10 people, left 12 people unaccounted for (some of them children) and buried houses under dark mud, some 25km (15 miles) north-east of the capital, Oslo. Some 40 ambulances were sent to the scene. “We don’t know if these people are in the landslide area, if they are away on holiday or in another way unable to contact police,” authorities said about those missing.
About 500 people had been evacuated from their homes. but up to 1,500 people could need to leave the region because of concerns about the condition of the ground. The landslide was measuring about 300m by 700m (985ft by 2,300ft). Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who travelled to the village of around 1,000 people on Wednesday, described the landslide as “one of the largest” the country had seen. Norway’s King Harald said that the incident had “made a deep impression on me and my family”. Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, offered her sympathies in a social media post, saying: “It hurts to see how the forces of nature have ravaged Gjerdrum. My thoughts go to everyone affected by the landslide.” Landslides hed previously been reported in the region.