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Fatal Accident in East Iceland

An 18-year-old French woman had died after falling down a steep slope in East Iceland, where she was hiking with a group. Conditions at the scene were difficult, and Police in East Iceland wrote it was “clear that rescue operators accomplished a great feat” in their work. Police in the region are investigating the incident.

The police were notified of the accident, which occurred in southern Stöðvarfjörður, around 5:00 PM yesterday. Police, rescue crews, and paramedics were called to the scene, as well as a Coast Guard helicopter.

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