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Drunk Norwegian man wakes up in Sweden

An Oslo man, napping in the back of his car after a boozy night out, was shocked to find himself dumped in Gothenburg in Sweden by two female car thieves.

Drunk Norwegian man wakes up in Sweden

The man, who had had a few drinks too many on a night out on the tiles in Oslo, decided to have a nap in the back of his car. 

While he was asleep, two women in their thirties decided to steal the car and drive it over the border to Sweden, according to the local Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper. 

A few hours later, the man was shocked to find himself unceremoniously dumped outside of a Gothenburg train station by the two women who seemingly had had enough of his presence in the vehicle. 

The man, who didn’t know what to do, contacted the police and reported his car stolen. He was given a bed for the night by the police officers, according to the paper. 

Waking up on Wednesday morning the man was eager to get home and was driven to the terminal by the police. However, on the way to the train station, he suddenly spotted his car on the road. 

“I was bloody lucky,” said the 50-year-old, according to GP. 

The police arrested the two women in the car and brought them in to the station for testing, suspecting they were driving under the influence. 

Police are unable to comment on the man’s story until the women have been questioned but could confirm to the paper that the car was registered in Norway. 

In it, police also found what they suspect to be stolen goods. 

Around 5pm on Wednesday, the man was handed the keys to his car and could start driving back to Oslo, according to GP. 

The women are under suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

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Norwegian road authority in hot water for dumping rocks near UNESCO-listed fjord

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration will need to clear up more than 1,000 trucks worth of stones and rubble it left near the stunning UNESCO world heritage listed Nærøyfjord.

Norwegian road authority in hot water for dumping rocks near UNESCO-listed fjord
Nærøyfjorden near to where the Norwegian Public Roads Administration left behind more than 11,000 cubic metres of rocks. Photo by Arian Zwegers on Flickr.

Fly-tipping and rubbish dumping are typically associated with rogue tradespeople and cowboy builders, but it’s the Norwegian Public Roads Administration that is being asked to clear some 11,250 cubic metres of rocks it left near a UNESCO listed beauty spot.

The breathtaking Nærøyfjord in Aurland municipality, south-western Norway, is a landscape conservation area meaning its protected and, therefore, the rubble shouldn’t have been left there.

“This is a blister. We will clean up after ourselves,” Stig Berg Thomassen, project manager for the road authority, told NRK.

The rocks were left behind following a project to upgrade the nearby Gudvanga tunnel.

Thomassen said the mess was left in the conservation area because it wasn’t clearly marked as off-limits.

Nærøyfjorden has been listed as a landscape conservation area since 2002, and the site was added to the UNESCO world heritage list a few years later in 2005.

READ ALSO: You can now get married at this famous Norwegian beauty spot

The municipality in Aurland has given the road authority until December 17th to clear the mess. The mayor for the municipality said the road authority would begin to clear up the remnants of its building project as soon as possible.

The stones won’t be going far, though and will only be moved around 50 to 100 metres along the road to where the conservation area ends.

Project manager Thomassen has admitted that the situation could have been avoided with better planning.

“Yes, we should have probably have done that (prepared better). The situation is as it is, so we just have to clean up. It won’t take long to move the rocks. The Stones will only be transported 50 to 100 meters,” he confessed.

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