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Two people injured after salutskjutning in Norway

the Incident occurred at 12 o'clock on Friday at the Høytorp fort just outside the town Mysen in eastern Norway, more than 3.5 miles from the northern Töcksfors at the Swedish border.

In connection with a salutskjutning during Norway's national day celebrations was injured two people, confirming the Norwegian police.

”the Incident is considered an accident that might have arisen in connection with the charging of the saluteringskanonen. No further salute at the site and police are in place so that no future accidents occur”, writes the Norwegian police on Twitter.

to the hospital. A man in his 50s was seriously injured and had his arm destroyed, said police officer to the Norwegian TV2. The damage was not life threatening, reports NRK. A man in his 20s was slightly injured.

the Norwegian police and armed forces to investigate the incident. Other circumstances were initially unclear.

It is the association of Høytorp fort which according to tradition holds in saluteringen during the 17 may at the place at which 21 salutskott usually fired. DN has sought the association of Høytorp fort for a comment.

Høytorp fort was built between 1912 and 1918 and were in use by 1915. The fortress is today a popular tourist destination.

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