Two people are injured after they were taken by an avalanche at Sognefjellet, said JRCC Southern Norway.
Time 14.09 received police notification of an avalanche at Sognefjellet. Shortly after came news of the new slide, in Jostedalen.
Ras in Jostedalen
– There were ten people who were taken by the landslide at Sognefjellet, but they came out. There are reports that two of them are injured and complaining of pain in the body. They have not been evaluated by healthcare professionals. Landslide occurred just west of Steindalsnåsi, about 8 km from Turtagrø. Air Ambulance and Sea King helicopter in the area, says Per Rimmer, operations manager of Western Police District to BT.
The clock 14.15 received police notification of a new avalanche, this time by Vangsen in Jostedalen. Here were three people involved, but everyone is out of the landslide and undamaged.
– They have come out on their own, says Rimmer.
Consider avalanche danger for large
He says that there are a lot of people in the mountains, as there is a festival at Turtagrø. Rimmer urges caution.
– When it’s been two landslide almost simultaneously, we consider the avalanche risk to be great. We ask people to be careful in the mountains, he said.