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Norway witness: 19-year-old talks about harrowing scene

07-25-2011 08:33 BJT Special Report:Norway Shocked by Twin Attacks |

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After escaping the violence in Afghanistan, Hussein Kazeni arrived as a refugee in Oslo two years ago. But the 19-year-old met violence again in the deadly shooting in Norway. He was shot in the leg, but a full recovery is not far away. He spoke about his unforgettable experience.

Hussein Kazeni had been a member of the Norwegian Labor Party youth organization for only two weeks, when he was shot along with scores of others at Utoya Island.

He first realized that something was wrong when he heard people screaming.

Hussein Kazzeni said, "We were going to have a meeting and it was my turn to clean that room. So, I was there when I heard that everyone was screaming and that the girls were running around and crying. So I went to the small cinema room where everyone was laying down on the floor. So, I laid down next to them."

As the shooter was getting closer he got up with everyone else and ran again, this time towards the west side of the island.

After escaping the violence in Afghanistan, Hussein Kazeni arrived as a refugee in Oslo two years ago. But the 19-year-old met violence again in the deadly shooting in Norway. He was shot in the leg, but a full recovery is not far away. He spoke about his unforgettable experience.

It was only after he arrived there that he realized he had been shot in the leg.

He said, "We ran into the woods. After 30 minutes or so a girl behind me cried. So I turned around and that's when I saw that there was blood all over my legs. That's when I realised I had been shot."

He hid under a bench in the forest, but jumping into the ocean was not an option, as he had never learned how to swim.

He hid for about 20 minutes before the police showed up. He said the whole event took around two to two-and-a-half hours.

Coming from Afghanistan he thought he was safe in Norway, a country with one of the lowest crime rates and highest living standards in the world.

But he is philosophical about the turn of events in the last few days.

Such is life, he says of the accident.

Doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery and should be able to return to Oslo soon.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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