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Teenage Girls Die in South Iceland Traffic Accident

Two teenage girls, 15 and 16, who were tourists, died in a traffic accident on the Ring Road in South Iceland on Sunday afternoon. Resuscitation attempts by other commuters proved unsuccessful and the girls were pronounced dead at the scene.

coastguard-helicopter_psA Coast Guard helicopter. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Two other persons were in the vehicle, the driver and front seat passenger. They were taken by Coast Guard helicopter to the ER of the Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík and their condition is not considered critical, Fréttablaðið reports.

The car ran off the road and overturned several times before coming to a stop upside down. The girls, who are believed not to have been wearing seatbelts, were thrown out of the car.

Police from Hvolsvöllur and Selfoss arrived to the scene along with firefighters from Vík and Kirkjubæjarklaustur, as the car caught fire, and ambulances from all four towns.

The two police departments are in charge of the investigation of the accident. A specialist in vehicle technique research was called to the scene.

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