Norway victims’ families visit island shooting scene
The families of the victims of a mass shooting rampage on a Norwegian island are visiting the scene Friday, a month after two attacks plunged the Scandinavian nation into mourning.
Sixty-nine people died July 22 on Utoya island, where hundreds of mostly young people were gathered for a summer camp held by the youth wing of the governing Labour Party. Eight others died in the bombing of Oslo government buildings hours earlier.
TV footage showed the first group of relatives of victims of the shooting walking in line as they arrived on Utoya island in the rain.
“It is a very important and emotional day for these families,” Health Minister Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen said, according to Norway’s official NTB news agency.