the Flags are at half at the University of Sørøst-Norway (USN) in Bø municipality, Norway.
Here studied the 24-year-old Danish Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland., as Monday was found murdered in the Atlas mountains in Morocco. Together, they were taken on a one-month vacation to hike in the mountains.
It was a clearly affected the rector, as Ekstra Bladet got hold on Tuesday afternoon.
- It is a terrible tragedy, which is difficult to understand. It affects everyone, both those who knew the two women well, and those who just go to school. We are all very marked by the situation, tells Peter Aasen, rector at the University of Sørøst-Norway (USN).
if the instruction is stopped for the year and the christmas holidays facing the door, several teachers and students today met in to the school to be there for each other.
- We are gathered at the school, where we try to take care of each other. It is important that there is someone to talk with, if you have a need for it. Some sit and cry - others talk about the episode. In general, we are trying just to get through it together and care for each other, he explains to Extra Bladet.
He says also, that the school intends to keep a mindearrangement to the two women after the christmas holidays. Here they will both invite all teachers and students, but also the people and relatives that were close to Maren and Louisa.
- It is important for us to show our deepest compassion and sorrow over the loss of the two girls. Therefore, we have also determined that we should gather for a mindearrangement after christmas. Here all must be welcome. It is important to take proper leave of them, and it will we do in the community, he says.
Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, and J. Ueland read both the bachelor of outdoor recreation, culture and naturvejledning, and Peter Aasen describes them as two very diligent students.
- They were very active students, who were accustomed to travel and move. And so they were very excited, eager and diligent.