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27 Injured in Bus Accident

A bus with 27 people in it crashed in the south of Iceland yesterday. All 26 passengers and the driver were injured, Mbl.is reports, with some injuries considered “major” by police.

All transported to hospitals

The bus rolled over on Rangárvallavegur in the vicinity of Stokkalækur shortly before 5 PM yesterday. All aboard were transported to hospitals, some to Landspítali in Reykjavík, but others to Hella or Selfoss.

The Icelandic Coast Guard dispatched two helicopters to the scene to transport 7 people to Reykjavík. A large number of ambulances arrived on the scene as well.

Cause to be determined

Everyone aboard the bus was an Icelandic citizen. “We’re going over their injuries,” said Jón Gunnar Þórhallsson, chief superintendent with the South coast police. “It ranges from minor to major injuries.”

The bus was operated by GTS buses. The cause of the accident has yet to be determined.

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