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3 members of digging crew killed in Norway landslide

Associated Press Associated Press 11/11/2016
Rescue workers continue their search, on Friday Nov. 11, 2016, at the site of a landslide in Soerum, some 30 km north of Oslo. Police in Norway said a small number of Lithuanian men have died in a landslide northeast of the capital Oslo. Police said Friday the men were buried when earth and mud slid downhill over a width of 300 meters near the town of Soerum. (Heiko Junge, NTB scanpix via AP) © The Associated Press Rescue workers continue their search, on Friday Nov. 11, 2016, at the site of a landslide in Soerum, some 30 km north of Oslo. Police in Norway said a small number of Lithuanian men have died in a landslide northeast of the capital Oslo. Police said Friday the men were buried when earth and mud slid downhill over a width of 300 meters near the town of Soerum. (Heiko Junge, NTB scanpix via AP)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Police in Norway say three men from Lithuania have died in a landslide northeast of the capital, Oslo.

Police said Friday the men, aged 27, 43 and 47, died a day earlier, buried under earth and mud that slid down near the town of Soerum. They were not identified further.

Police said the men were working on a digging crew when they were buried under the 300-meter-wide slide. Three others managed to get away.

Darkness and unstable earth made it difficult for emergency crews to recover the bodies, and search efforts with helicopters and search dogs were postponed until daylight Friday.

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