Norway to use mini-submarine in search for bodies
Police in Norway said on Saturday that they will turn to a mini-submarine to help in the search for more bodies of victims from the shooting massacre on an island near Oslo that claimed at least 85 lives.
Oslo: Police in Norway said on Saturday that
they will turn to a mini-submarine to help in the search for
more bodies of victims from the shooting massacre on an island
near Oslo that claimed at least 85 lives.
"Tonight a mini-submarine will be sent and go through
the whole night" looking for bodies around Utoeya island,
police spokesman Dag Gjaerum said.
Yesterday a gunman posing as a policeman opened fire
on the island where hundreds of mostly young people had
gathered for a camp run by the ruling Labour party, police and
Police say there are at least four or five people
still reported missing.
Survivors of the shooting rampage, some of them
wounded, were being cared for Saturday at the Sundvolden Hotel
on the mainland near the island.
"Some of the youths here are wounded, problems with
legs or cuts," Gjaerum said.
"Relatives, parents, brothers and sisters are here,
talking about yesterday`s incident," he said, adding that they
were getting help from pastors and psychologists.
Police have been searching the sea around the island
after some people jumped into the waters to try to escape the
The gunman however took aim at many of the people
attempting to swim away from the horror.
Police are "working on giving the island the all
clear", the spokesman said.