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Utoeya survivor's horror at finding bodies

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Utoeya survivor's horror at finding bodies


Nikolas Skierpning survived the killings on Utoeya, but two of his closest friends did not.

The three had travelled to the island together, looking forward to political debate and the company of hundreds of other like minded people.

Now he is left to reflect on lost friendships and the awful scenes of that day.

“We saw people who were shot but when I first saw the people lying there I thought they were hiding because their eyes were open and we didn’t see any blood, but when we looked closer we saw it all,” he said.

The police have reported that when they approached Anders Breivik he surrendered and was standing passively with his hands above his head after the killings. Nikolas recalls a man who was in no rush.

“He was so calm, he was just walking around, he never ran, he never yelled. He violated the trust, killed a lot of people”

Norwegian police are set to reveal more names of those who lost their lives while a senior officer has confirmed the search for bodies in and around Utoeya where 68 people were shot has been completed.

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