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Two Finnish divers killed in Norway's Plura caves

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 7 Feb, 2014 Updated Fri 7 Feb 2014 16:34 CEST
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Two Finnish divers have been killed and three injured in an cave-diving accident in northern Norway.

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A spokesman for the Finnish Foreign ministry spokeswoman  confirmed on Friday that two Finnish citizens had died in the Plura cave system, Norway's largest water-filled cave. 
 
A team of 14 specialist police from Norway's Helgeland county were on Friday seeking to bring up the two bodies, which are apparently located 130m deep. 
 
"It is a demanding operation that will take time," the police said in a press release. 
 
The University Hospital of Northern Norway said on Friday that the three survivors were not seriously injured and were being treated for decompression sickness in a pressure vessel in Tromsø.
 
A Norwegian man died in the cave in 2006.  

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