Large Landslide Forces Evacuations in Norwegian Region of Gjerdrum

A major landslide led to several homes being destroyed and emergency evacuations in the Norwegian town of Ask in the early on Wednesday morning, December 30, local media reported.

Local mayor Anders Østensen told VG that 150 to 200 people had been evacuated, with at least five hospitalised.

Norwegian People’s Aid said it had nine emergency ambulances and 40 crews at the scene.

Video filmed by resident Magdalena Misialkiewicz shows several emergency vehicles in Ask, as well as a helicopter surveying the scene from the sky. Credit: Magdalena Misialkiewicz via Storyful