Second body found in Trondheim river

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Police in Trondheim are investigating the deaths of two men after the bodies of both of them were found separately but within 12 hours of each other during the weekend. Both bodies were found at approximately the same spot along the river, Nidelva, that runs through the central Norwegian city.

State broadcaster NRK first reported that the body of a 21-year-old student who’d been reported missing on Saturday was found at around 3:40am on Sunday near the Bakke Bridge that runs over the river in Trondheim. The cause of death was initially unknown and police said the body would be sent for autopsy on Monday.

A search had been underway for the young man, who came from Østlandet but was in Trondheim for the weekend to visit friends. Police said they had no reason to suspect any criminal activity and were investigating the death as the result of a possible accident.

On early Sunday afternoon police were called again after the body of another man was found floating in the river at approximately the same location, near the Bakke Bridge. Police said the body was first spotted by a passerby and that divers from local emergency services recovered it later on Sunday afternoon.

It was unclear how long the man had been lying in the water and also unclear how he’d landed there. “That will be the subject of further investigation,” police for the district of Trøndelag reported. They did not initially suspect criminal activity in the second death either.

newsinenglish.no staff