Two found dead at European festival

Norwegian event suffers tragedy

Two people have been found dead at a music festival in Norway today (July 12).

Police said the victims were found in or near a bus at the Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal, 270 miles southwest of Oslo.

The festival is headlined this year by Alice Cooper.

“We do not know exactly how they died, but we assume they suffocated on fumes while they were on the bus,” said a police spokesperson.

Six more festival-goers were taken to hospital after being found outside the vehicle, the spokesperson told the AFP news agency.

All of the victims were believed to be Norwegian citizens in their 20s and 30s.

The festival was established in 2006 and it is expected to continue despite the deaths, with Motorhead among those due to play.