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Iceland’s PM: Important to Remain Calm

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir stresses that people should remain calm despite the current volcanic eruption in the Eyjafjallajökull glacier in south Iceland. She met with the Civil Protection Department at noon today to review the situation.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

Sigurdardóttir told reporters it is clear that there is a lot of destruction in the area around the glacier. Then she complimented emergency services on their outstanding work, reports.

“What we have is a very good safety and civil protection system, which is constantly proving its worth. One feels safe knowing that it’s there,” the PM commented. “I think there is a sound reason for people to stay perfectly calm. Everything is under control.”

“We will review everything that happens there, damages that are caused, etc.—which will obviously be compensated,” Sigurdardóttir added.

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