Avalanche blankets homes in Norway

Residents have been offered a place to stay at the local hotel

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Fifteen homes have been evacuated after an avalanche in the south of Norway.

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Snow buildup and constant landslides caused the avalanche, blanketing parts of Odda.

According to MSN local residents have been offered room at the nearby Hardanger Hotel.


Norway in pictures

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