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Súðavík Avalanche Victims Remembered

Today marks 18 years since the avalanche in Súðavík in the West Fjords, in which 14 people, including eight children, lost their lives, bb.is reports.

west_fjords_psFrom the West Fjords. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The avalanche, which measured 200 meters wide, hit the town early on January 16, 1995, destroying 11 houses.

A level of emergency was declared in parts of the West Fjords earlier this winter. Heavy snowfall in the region also resulted in blackouts, leaving the inhabitants of Árneshreppur in Strandir, the northeastern West Fjords, without power and heating for several days.


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