The District Court has charged a man with manslaughter due to negligence in connection with a fire in Selfoss, South Iceland which killed two people. RÚV reports the man was arrested shortly after the fire began October 31 and has been in custody since.
A woman who was also arrested in connection to the fire has been charged with failing to prevent the fire and alert others.
Selfoss police were informed of a fire which had trapped a man and woman on the upper floor of a house shortly after 4.00pm on October 31. Firefighting crews fought the flames late into the night before finally reaching the upper floor the following morning and confirming the two had lost their lives.