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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Nine busses stranded near North Cape

Strong winds swept two busses full of tourists off the road leading over the North Cape plateau on Monday, reports Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). One tipped over but injuries were said to be relatively minor.

The busses were traveling in a convoy over the North Cape, following a lead vehicle, when the sudden wind gust sent one bus into a snow bank and another on its side. Emergency crews initially responded by sending a Sea King helicopter to the scene, but they recalled it when injuries didn’t demand airlifting.

The road was closed Monday afternoon stranding a total of nine busses, most of them containing tourists from a Hurtigruten ship. The road was too slippery for the busses to get back down to sea level and the weather turned worse.

It was unclear how long they’d need to stay on the cape, or whether their ship would have to sail without them.

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