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Mystery attack on Chinese migrant worker investigated

An attack on a Chinese migrant worker in a camp at the Kárahnjúkavirkjun construction site in east Iceland last weekend is currently being investigated, according to police in Egilsstadir, east Iceland. The investigation has hit a snag, however, as none of the man’s countrymen are talking. This is reported in Fréttabladid today.

The man was found seriously injured in his own blood and vomit inside his living quarters in the camp on Sunday morning. His injuries were thought to be life threatening as he had lost a vast amount of blood. He was flown to hospital in Reykjavík where his injuries were deemed serious, but not critical.

According to a spokesman for the Chinese workers, there is widespread shock and alarm in the camp as a result of the event. Speculation is rife that the attack is related to a collection of gambling debts but this has not been confirmed. Some 20 Chinese workers have been interviewed by police, but evidently they are not prepared to disclose any information. There is a possibility that the perpetrators may have already left the country, as a group of Chinese workers flew from Iceland to Denmark on Sunday evening.

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