(Oslo) Four people, including at least one foreign tourist, were killed by three avalanches in the far north of Norway on Friday, local police said.
Five members of a group of foreign tourists were caught in an avalanche near Kavringtinden, a peak in the far north of the country, and “one died”, said during a press conference Morten Pettersen, of the Troms police, adding that two other people died a little later when another avalanche swept away a house and a barn in the sea, on the island of Reinoya.
“Five people of foreign origin were making an outing to the area. We can confirm that one person is dead,” Pettersen said.
Two other members of the group were injured, he said.
Police are working to identify the foreign tourist, he added.
Dan-Havard Johnsen, mayor of Lyngen, told AFP the group came from Italy but the nationality of the dead tourist was unknown.
Shortly after, police learned that another avalanche had swept away a house and a barn on Reinoya Island, killing two people.
There were 140 goats in the barn at the time of the disaster.
In the evening, the police announced in a press release that a fourth person had been killed by another avalanche, in the Nordreisa region.
“This person belonged to a group of foreign travelers. Another member of the group spotted [the victim] and alerted the emergency services,” police said without specifying a nationality.