Norwegians Commemorized Massacre Victims

Norwegian residents in Thailand and Singapore on Sunday paid tribute to the victims of the Norway massacre at the service in the Norwegian Seamen’s Church. The day before, on Saturday, survivors of the massacre of 69 people at a youth camp Saturday revisited the scene of the killings to grieve their lost friends.

Up to 1,000 survivors and relatives were expected on Utoya island, accompanied by police and medical staff, to face the painful memories of the shooting spree by a right-wing extremist.

Anders Behring Breivik has admitted killing 77 people on July 22 when he first detonated a truck bomb outside government offices in the capital, Oslo, and then went on a shooting spree on the island, some 40km away.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said he too would visit Utoya, ‘to take part in their mourning and be there for them (the survivors).’ ‘I will be there as a friend, as a prime minister,’ he said.

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