Norway massacre survivors reveal harrowing escape Breivik Survivors Reveal Harrowing Escape Six more survivors of the attack by right-wing...
Breivik Survivors Reveal Harrowing Escape
Six more survivors of the attack by right-wing extremist Anders Breivik on a youth camp in Norway are telling a court in Oslo how they managed to escape with their lives.
The testimony follows Monday's chilling accounts of the massacre on Utoya island on July 22 where 69 of Breivik's 77 victims died.
Marta-Johanne Svendsen, 17, recounted how the mass killer shot her in the arm while she was in a tented area.
"It was like being hit by a bat," Marta-Johanne said, while avoiding eye contact with Breivik.
Running away from the scene, she hid under a bed in the school house until she was eventually rescued and given first aid.
"I saw a dead person in the water when I was rescued. There were at least 10 dead bodies on the mainland," she said.
On Monday Marius Hoft, 18, told the court how he clung to a cliff on Utoya for hours to avoid being shot by Breivik.
"I started crying, but decided to wait with the tears until I was in safety. I decided to stay alive," he said.
As the teenager hung on to the side of the cliff, he watched others swim for their lives as Breivik continued his rampage above.
The last person to be rescued from the island by police, he also looked on helplessly as his best friend lost his grip and fell to his death from the cliff.
On Monday the court also heard from Frida Holm Skoglund, 20, who was shot in the back of her thigh. She managed to pull the bullet out and swim to safety.
"I could feel something in the back of my thigh and pulled out a bullet. It was all deformed," she said.
She was so nervous about facing Breivik in court that she used her right to ask for him to be removed from the room before she entered.