Landslide carries buildings into sea off Norway

Several buildings destroyed by a powerful landslide were left floating in the sea in northern Norway on Wednesday. The 800-metre long slide at Alta, in the Finnmark region of Norway, took with it eight buildings and a caravan. There were no reports of any injuries. Local media reported that one person had been evacuated and that a dog, which had been swept into the sea, swam ashore.

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In This Story: Norway

Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort. 

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