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Man Drinks Caustic Substance after Assault

By Iceland Review

A man and a woman were taken to the intensive care unit of the Landspítali national hospital after an assault in a private home in Reykjavík yesterday.

The photo is not related to this story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The man is suspected to have caused the woman serious head injuries and then drunk a caustic substance. He died from his injuries but the woman is not considered mortally injured, Fréttabladid reports.

According to the newspaper’s sources, the man and the woman were married and have two young children together but had recently gone through a divorce. The man had moved out but had come to the house yesterday morning to bring the children to kindergarten.

Afterwards the man is believed to have returned to the house where the tragedy took place. Shortly before 8:30 yesterday morning, the man called the police and said he had caused the woman serious injuries, that she might even have died. Then he hung up.

Police officers, who were directing traffic in the vicinity, were immediately called to the scene, followed by three police vehicles and four ambulances. At the hospital, the woman underwent surgery and is being kept on a ventilator.

The man was also put on a ventilator but died from internal injuries approximately one hour after being brought to the hospital.

Police investigated the crime scene yesterday and questioned witnesses. The investigation is ongoing.

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