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    MURMANSK (Sputnik) - Rescue workers in Norway have uncovered a fifth body four days after a landslide destroyed dozens of houses 18 miles north of the capital Oslo, media reported Sunday.

    According to state broadcaster NRK, five people remain missing as search operations continue in the locality of Ask in the Gjerdrum municipality.

    The body was found at 06:00 a.m. local time (05:00 GMT), no details as to the identity of the victim were given in a regular police briefing at the site, NRK reported.

    A rescue helicopter view shows the aftermath of a landslide at a residential area in Ask village, about 40km north of Oslo, Norway December 30, 2020
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    A rescue helicopter view shows the aftermath of a landslide at a residential area in Ask village, about 40km north of Oslo, Norway December 30, 2020

    This leaves five of the original 10 people reported missing still unaccounted for, including one family: a mother, father, and child.

    A large landslide hit Ask late on 30 December leaving 10 injured and prompting the evacuation of some 1,500 people.

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    natural disaster, Environment, Landslide, Oslo, Norway
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