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The Foreigner Norway bus hijacking leaves driver, two passengers deceased. Norwegian police confirm three people were knifed and killed during the hijacking of a bus between western and central Norway, Monday afternoon. “What we can confirm is that there were three deceased people who were aboard on the bus,” police attorney Jørn Lasse Førde Refsnes told TV2. The three victims were the only persons on the bus at the time, it is currently reported.

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Norway bus hijacking leaves driver, two passengers deceased

Published on Monday, 4th November, 2013 at 22:09 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last Updated on 8th November 2013 at 15:29.

Norwegian police confirm three people were knifed and killed during the hijacking of a bus between western and central Norway, Monday afternoon.



“What we can confirm is that there were three deceased people who were aboard on the bus,” police attorney Jørn Lasse Førde Refsnes told TV2.

The three victims were the only persons on the bus at the time, it is currently reported.

“We assume that it is the arrested perpetrator who is behind the killings. The person is a man in his 50s who was a passenger on board the bus,” the police attorney added.

Police have since issued a correction, saying he is a South Sudanese man in his 30s.

State broadcaster NRK confirmed that a Valdresekspressen route bus had been hijacked just before 18.00 between Hordaland County’s Årdal and Tyin in Oppland County.

Firefighters who arrived on the scene apprehended the hijacker before 19.00. Police escorted him to Bergen's Haukeland University Hospital.

“We cannot presently say anything more about the man who was arrested,” said  police attorney Refsnes, adding that relatives of the deceased were being notified. 

Valdresekspressen has set up an information center for relatives and other people affected by the hijacking. The number for the center is 61 36 59 00.

Western Norway Årdal Municipality officials have also established a facility and hotline. They can be reached on 57 66 52 21.

“I don’t have many words to say right now other than this is awfully tragic,” Bjørn Ragnar Østbye, the firm’s general manager stated to regional paper Bergens Tidende, also saying the main focus is currently on the victims' next-of-kin.




Published on Monday, 4th November, 2013 at 22:09 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last updated on 8th November 2013 at 15:29.

This post has the following tags: norwaybushijacking, bushijackingvictims.





  
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