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Spaniard dies in horror Norway fjord fall

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Spaniard dies in horror Norway fjord fall
Photo: Pulpit Rock - LC Nøttaasen
10:43 CEST+02:00
A Spanish tourist has died after falling from Pulpit Rock, the fjord-side precipice that is one of Norway's most-visited tourist attractions.

“We’ve always feared that this could happen,” Kjell Helle Olsen, a former leader of the local hiking association, Stavanger Turistforening, told Norway's NRK channel. “It’s tragic, but this is something we figured could happen.”

The tourist is thought to be the first person to have fallen from the rock, which hangs some 600 metres above the Lysefjord near Stavanger, despite some 200,000 tourists visiting the site every year.

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