Breivik Trial: Survivors' Chilling Accounts

14 May 2012

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 Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik


Survivors of the attacks by Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik have given chilling accounts of how they cheated death, as they came face-to-face with him in court.

The court in Oslo has been hearing from five people who survived the attacks on the island of Utoya, where 69 of Breivik's 77 victims died, reports Sky News.

The first witness, a teenage girl, said she took refuge in a forest and then swam to the mainland.

She said it was only after she got out of the water that she realised she had been wounded.

The girl revealed she is still recovering from her ordeal in an institution.

Sky's Trygve Sorvaag, at the trial, said: "These young witnesses are clearly nervous.

"It must be difficult recalling the horrors of the island in front of the man who tried to kill them last summer."

Another survivor, a teenage boy who suffered a serious lung wound, told the court he smeared soil over his face and body as he hid in a forest from Breivik.

Although he had called the emergency services, he said he was wary of his rescuers at first because Breivik was also dressed as a policeman.

Breivik, 33, showed no emotion as the first two witnesses recalled the horror of that day.

On Friday, anger boiled over when the first youths from Utoya met the man who tried to kill them at their summer camp near the capital Oslo last July.

The trial was briefly interrupted when Hayder Mustafa Qasim, 20, a relative of one victim, threw a shoe at Breivik in court.

He had flown in from Iraq to hear his younger brother's autopsy report being read out.

Qasim stood up in court room 250 on what was the last day of the 69 autopsies from Utoya and hurled his right shoe at Breivik.

"Go to hell, go to hell, you killed my brother," he shouted out.

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