Violence in Oslo


As is the case in any developing story, details are sketchy and limited right now, but here’s the basics in what’s happened in Oslo, Norway today.

16 are reported dead as a result of an explosion and a shooting. Police are treating the two a related, though the investigation is in it’s early stages.

According to the Guardian live update, the person arrested on the island of Utoya was Noewegian, and the current number of dead youths on the island is 9 or 10, but fears are that number will rise.

The BBC has video of a statement by Norway’s Prime Minister, as well as images from the bomb site.

You can find more live coverage via Reuters and the Telegraph.. I’ll post an additional roundup tomorrow if more news becomes available.

Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is the Poetry Editor for The Rumpus, and teaches poetry at Drake University. More from this author →