Four people missing after possible tsunami hits remote Greenland village | World news | The Guardian

Four people are missing after large waves flooded a remote settlement in Greenland this weekend, Greenland officials said on Sunday.

A Danish media report said the waves late on Saturday might have been caused by an earthquake creating a landslide into the sea, which in turn would have generated a swell.

Police in Greenland, which is part of Denmark with self-government over domestic affairs, had no comment on the cause.

The Greenland government said the small village of Nuugaatsiaq in the northwest was flooded, while two other places in the same region, Uummannaq and Illorsuit, were also affected.

Nuugaatsiaq was evacuated but four people were still missing, Greenland’s police said in Sunday’s statement.

Local media also reported several casualties.

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