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People Missing at Iceland Eruption Zone

Police in Hvolsvöllur and search and rescue crews are searching for two women and one man who drove through Fljótshlíd in south Iceland in a blue Honda SUV with the registration number R 532 towards the volcanic eruption on Sunday.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

When the people’s relatives hadn’t heard from them last night they notified police of their disappearance. Police and search and rescue team members have searched the area around Mt. Thórólfsfell but have found no trace of the tourists, visir.is reports.

If anyone knows of their whereabouts, they are asked to contact the police.

According to Morgunbladid, many emergency crew members were on watch at the eruption zone throughout the entire Easter weekend.

Chairman of the Association of Icelandic Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) Sigurgeir Gudmundsson said the government should consider covering part of the cost for guarding the safety of tourists traveling to see the eruption.

A storm is currently raging on Fimmvörduháls and in the surrounding area, which is not expected to calm until later this week.

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