Norway landslide leaves several injured, missing

Rescue efforts are continuing in southern Norway after a landslide swept away buildings, leaving at least 10 people injured and several more still missing.

Drones and search dogs have been deployed to negotiate the unstable clay in Gjerdrum, about 19 miles north of the capital Oslo following the incident the day before.

Police spokesman Roger Pettersen told reporters they are still searching for survivors.

“The injured have been transported to hospital, there are injured people in the emergency department, we have a retirement home that has been evacuated and the evacuation is ongoing."

Locals were also asked not to send up fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve, which could interfere with the rescue operation.

The ground is too unsafe for emergency workers to walk on and some 1,000 people have so far been evacuated.

Overnight, police used drones with heat-seeking equipment to search through the debris.

Helicopters have tried lowering military and police with search-and-rescue dogs onto some structures believed stable enough to stand on.

Norway's King Harald said the landslide had left a deep impression, saying in a rare public statement "My thoughts are with all those who are affected”.