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Weekly News from Fyksland

Coverage and translation provided by Vaijskä Radio

Sunday, 29 December, 2002

Search for bodies halted as conditions worsen

PORTI Ikstis, Visken (VKK) - Rescue teams have called off the search for the bodies of four climbers who are believed to have fallen to their deaths in Mount Skoeken whilst attempting to rescue a dog. "Avalache warnings and poor visibility have rendered the search impossible," said National Parks Fyksland rescue team captain Reese Strup. Full story...

Monday, 30 December, 2002

Icy roads killed dozen

KAANSÄ (AP) - Freezing rain and blizzard conditions are thought to be responsible for over 100 reported road accident across the capital region alone. Twelve people have been killed in automobile accidents as icy conditions have render holiday travel impossible on most roads. Full story...

Chaos shut down holiday travels

KAANSÄ (AP) - The severe weather have shut down all major airports in the country, with no scheduled flights departing any of the four international airports until Tuesday night at the earliest. An estimated 15,000 passengers are stranded at the Kaansä International Airport on Monday as area accomondation are booked solid during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Most stranded travellers are in Kaansä for a flight transfer. Full story...

Tuesday, 31 December, 2002

Thousands spend New Years Eve in darkness

NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - An estimated 11,500 people are without electricity on New Year's Eve as severe storms have interrupted power supply in much of Niekopenhaag. Gale force winds have toppled two major power transmittion towers Tuesday morning, leaving the northern section of the city without power. Officials estimate repairs will be completed by afternoon New Year's Day. Full story...

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