In the village of Gjerdrum, 25 kilometers north of Oslo, this morning.
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Norwegian authorities are without news of more than 20 people after a landslide in a small town north of Oslo, which also left 10 people injured, police and Norwegian media have learned.
About 500 people were evacuated from their homes, according to the media, which assures that the flow affected 21 hectares, taking several houses in Gjerdrum, a town of 5,000 inhabitants 25 kilometers north-east of the capital.
“Several houses were washed away by the landslide.
The emergency services, with the assistance of the Norwegian Civil Defense and the army, are carrying out evacuations, ”police said on Twitter.
As of Wednesday noon, 21 people could not be contacted again, according to reports.
"We do not know if these people are in the affected area, if they have gone on vacation or cannot contact the police," she said in a statement.
"The police call it a disaster"
Police add that 10 people were injured, one of whom, seriously injured, was transferred to Oslo.
"The police call it a disaster," relief operations chief Roger Pettersen told NRK television.
Residents called the emergency services reporting that their entire house was moving, he said, deeming the situation "serious".
“It pains us to see how the forces of nature have ravaged Gjerdrum.
My hearts go out to all those affected by the landslide, ”Prime Minister Erna Solberg responded on social media.
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