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News Norwegian death toll probably lower

  1. Jul 25, 2011 #1

    arildno

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    Just now, the Chief of the national police directorate, Øystein Mæland says that we will get an adjustment (somewhat) downwards of the number of people dead at Utøya.

    SUSPECTED deaths of "missing persons" seems therefore to have been included in some degree.

    The dilemma faced by the police night to Saturday was that orders of magnitude more than the reported 10 dead were missing, and that ACTUAL deaths far exceeded that number as well.

    Thus, it seems to me that the national authorities chose to prepare us to confront and handle a "worst possible" scenario and I cannot blame them.

    There has been no deception on their part but a desperate need to inform the nation on how bad this really could be.

    To lose even 1 citizen to these evil acts would have been beyond bad, but I understand that in the chaotic nightmare we have had, initial reports can become muddled in various ways.
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2011 #2

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    Chief of National Police Directorate Mæland says:
    After explosion in Oso is now 8 (not 7), but may change.
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    Chief for Kripos (Criminal Police Central):
    On Utøya:
    Adjusted down to 68 (from 86)
     
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