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Rocks from Landslide Smash Windows of Truck

A truck driver, who was the first to arrive at the scene of a massive mudslide which had collapsed on the Ring Road by Þvottárskriður in southeast Iceland during a rainstorm at 4 am yesterday, was lucky to escape unharmed after rocks flew through his windscreen.

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The surf near Þvottárskriður. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The driver, who was on his way to Egilsstaðir, decided to turn his vehicle around but first had to disconnect the trailer. While he was outside busy with the trailer, two of the truck’s windows were smashed, ruv.is reports.

It appears as if a rock was blown in through the windscreen in front of the driver’s seat and back out the window by the passenger seat.

The driver had to wait along with other commuters for the Road Administration’s employees to dig through the mudslide and reopen the road. They arrived at 7 am and two hours later the first cars passed through.

Click here to read more about the landslide.

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