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Tourists Died of Exposure, Preliminary Autopsy Suggests

Preliminary autopsy results suggest that the two Chinese tourists who were discovered on Sólheimasandur on January 16 died of exposure. Weather conditions at the time were extreme.

According to a statement released by the South Iceland Police today, no foul play is suspected in the deaths of two Chinese tourists – a man born in 1997 and a woman born in 1999 – who were discovered on Sólheimasandur last week. The deceased were friends who were studying in Britain. The pair’s family arrived in Iceland on Sunday. The police met with them at the Chinese Embassy on Monday.

Police authorities will continue their investigation to shed further light on the pair’s travels. The police expect a full autopsy diagnosis to be issued in the coming weeks.

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