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Bus Carrying Tourists Overturns

By Larissa Kyzer

Photo: L-BBE, via CC 3.0.

A bus carrying 23 tourists overturned on Mosfellsheiði heath between the town of Mosfellsbær and Þingvellir National Park in South Iceland on Tuesday afternoon, RÚV reports. Three passengers sustained minor injuries, but as all but one person on board was wearing a seat belt, no serious injuries were incurred.

According to a post on the South Iceland police’s Facebook page, slippery road conditions led to the event. A paramedic who is stationed at Þingvellir was the first on the scene. After he determined that none of the passengers was seriously injured, the priority was to transport them to the service centre Þingvellir to wait while emergency services arrived on the accident scene.

Another bus was sent to pick up the travellers at Þingvellir. All of them intended to resume their trip.

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