Mourning day for Greenland

Greenland declared a day of mourning yesterday after an eight-year-old girl and two women were bludgeoned to death and two men seriously injured in a remote Inuit village.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on preliminary charges, including three counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder, police said. The attack happened on Wednesday in Nutaarmiut, a west coast hamlet with 46 inhabitants, about 560 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

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Two men, aged 32 and 81, were seriously injured in the attack and flown to Denmark for treatment, authorities said, adding the condition of the 81-year-old man was “very critical”.