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Avalan­che in Lon­gye­ar­by­en: child con­fir­med dead

Tra­gic news from the avalan­che yes­ter­day in Lon­gye­ar­by­en: one of the child­ren that were brought to the uni­ver­si­ty hos­pi­tal in Trom­sø yes­ter­day died today. The two other child­ren are less severely inju­red.

The death toll of the avalan­che thus rises to two: 42 years old Atle Hus­by and a child. Atle Husby’s name was publis­hed today after appro­val by his fami­ly.

The evacua­ti­on of many houses on Longyearbyen’s eas­tern side, near the moun­tain Suk­ker­top­pen and in Nyby­en, will be kept for an uncer­tain peri­od until fur­ther noti­ce. About 180 per­sons are cur­r­ent­ly not able to return to their homes. An extra flight was ope­ra­ted today evening to give peop­le an oppor­tu­ni­ty to get to their fami­lies in main­land Nor­way and else­whe­re. Peop­le direct­ly affec­ted by the avalan­che could get a free seat.

The area in Lon­gye­ar­by­en hit by the avalan­che on Satur­day. One house was moved as much as 80 metres. Pho­to © Sval­bard­pos­ten.

Longyearbyen-Avalanche

Source: Sys­sel­man­nen

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