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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of April 23, 2019

11-year-old with lymphoma got life-threatening misdiagnosis from local hospital, mother says
Sander Higraff, 11, was recently declared cancer-free after six months of chemotherapy at an Olso hospital, but an incorrect diagnosis by Longyearbyen and Tromsø doctors lasting ten months after his condition first appeared in 2015 could have been fatal, said his mother, Kristin Woxholth.

AVALANCHE UPDATE: Twelve apartments must be evacuated again due to building and infrastructure damage


Relief at being allowed to return home was short-lived for residents of 12 apartments on Vei 228 after they were forced to evacuate their homes again Wednesday due to building and infrastructure damage.

The apartments at housing units 15, 17, 19, and 21, owned by Statsbygg, were among the 114 residences evacuated between the Dec. 19 avalanche and 8 p.m. Tuesday, when a total of 200 residents were allowed to return.