Oslo bomb survivor unaware of shooting massacre

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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 9:51 AM
Oslo bomb survivor unaware of shooting massacre

A man who lost his left foot in the bombing of Oslo's government district says he only found out three weeks later that the attack was followed by shootings at a youth camp that left 69 people dead.

Transport Ministry employee Tore Raasok was hospitalized after the blast that killed eight people on July 22.

He was among survivors and witnesses who testified Friday in the trial of confessed attacker and right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik.

Raasok testified that medical staff didn't tell him about the shootings because they didn't want to upset him.

Norwegian news agency NTB says Raasok said he reacted with shock when he found out, saying "I thought it was so incredibly sad, and I cried."

The next hearing is set for Thursday.