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Man Seriously Injured in Explosion

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured when a pipe bomb exploded in Hveragerdi, south Iceland, shortly after 8 pm last night. The man suffered severe head trauma and is now being kept in the intensive care unit of the Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík.

A Coast Guard helicopter brought the injured to hospital. The photo is not directly related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

Police and ambulance workers were quick to arrive at the scene and immediately called for a Coast Guard helicopter which transported the injured to Reykjavík, Morgunbladid reports.

Another man in his early twenties, who was at the scene when the explosion occurred, was treated at the South Iceland healthcare center in Selfoss but he turned out to be unharmed.

A neighbor, who was the first to arrive at the scene of the accident, said two bangs had been heard from the garage; the latter was more powerful. The pipe bomb appears to have exploded in the man’s hands.

Bomb experts from the special forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police were called to the scene to make sure that there was no further risk of explosions.

Police in Selfoss would not release any details of the accident last night; an investigation is ongoing.

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