A dramatic video has surfaced giving a glimpse of a recent landslide that has taken place in Alta, Norway. According to reports, the 800m long piece of land has slid into the sea sweeping eight buildings and a caravan. However, no injuries were reported.
The incident took place on June 3, Wednesday, where the massive chunk of earth can be seen gradually sliding into the sea with rooves of the houses, and debris with it.
A Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate engineer Anders Bjordal, was called on the scene to help the rescue team and police. He told CNN that he noticed a “big clay slide,” and in the region, there has never been a slide as big as that.
People were evacuated and no one was hurt. Local media reports a dog initially fell into the sea but later swam onto the shore. Norway’s Alta district located in Norway’s northernmost Finnmark county is known for its seas, mountains, plateaus, and Northern Lights.
The rescue operation is currently going in phases. The land remains highly unstable barring resue forces to fully enter the scene. Several small landslides have been reported by local media after the major one.
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