Police find body of slide victim

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The body of one of three men from Lithuania who were killed in a landslide in Sørum last month was found on Tuesday by crews who have continued to search through the rubble. A tractor the men were using has been found as well.

The men were first listed as missing and then presumed dead after enormous amounts of mud and clay slid out from under the area where they were clearing a forest.

Police weren’t yet sure which of the men was found, but the body has been extracted and sent to a funeral bureau, where it also would be identified. The Lithuanian Embassy in Oslo has been informed of the discovery, since it has contact with next of kin in Lithuania.

The search would continue for the other two bodies, as long as conditions were deemed safe enough for the emergency crews.

newsinenglish.no staff