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Norway tragedy: day of remembrance

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Norway tragedy: day of remembrance


Norwegians are due to hold a day of remembrance for the 92 victims of Friday’s island massacre and Oslo bomb attack.

The grieving relatives of the teenagers who were gunned-down at a summer camp, will take part in a procession through the streets of a village near Utoeya island.

In Norway’s capital, King Harald will join thousands of mourners at a special service at Oslo cathedral, just metres from the area blown up in Friday’s blast.

Recovery teams said they hope to retrieve the bodies of several missing youngsters feared dead, possibly after trying to swim away from the island following the mass shooting.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg thanked world leaders for their messages of condolence. Pope Benedict 16th, urged Norwegians to reject hatred and violence and offered prayers for the victims and their families.

In Oslo, the government district where Friday’s bomb exploded was still sealed off on Sunday morning.

Police said that they think bodies or body parts are still in buildings damaged by the blast and expected the death toll to increase.

They’ve had difficulty retrieving the bodies as some of the buildings are unsafe.

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