More landslide danger looms

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Geologists were warning that lots of melting snow and warmer temperatures may set off more landslides, also in the Alta area of Finnmark in Northern Norway where eight homes and holiday homes were swept into the sea on Wednesday.

“It’s important to stress that there’s still a lot of snow in the mountains,” Bjørn Sønju-Moltzau, a hydrologist at state waterways agency NVE, told state broadcaster NRK on Thursday. “We’ve only gotten rid of around half of it. That means we still have the rest of it in the central and northern parts of the country.”

A major landslide at Kråkneset in Alta threw eight buildings into the sea, and another snow- and landslide also crashed down a mountainside in Lyngen, father to the west. There were no injuries or fatalities, but the danger level remains high.

newsinenglish.no staff