Landslide injures at least 10 in Norwegian town of Ask

Landslide north of Oslo prompts evacuation of 700 residents, with more than 20 people still unaccounted for

A landslide has smashed into a residential area near the Norwegian capital, injuring at least 10 people, leaving 21 unaccounted for and destroying several homes, authorities said. About 700 people have been evacuated amid fears of further landslides.

Norwegian police were alerted at 4am to the slide in the village of Ask, in the municipality of Gjerdrum, some 20km (12 miles) north-east of Oslo.

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