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Human Trafficking Investigated in Iceland

A new department for organized crime at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police is investigating suspected cases of human trafficking in Iceland, especially in the construction and tourism industries. The department has hired a special investigator for such cases.

Ambulance

Seven Injured in Bus Accident

Between five and seven people were seriously injured when a 40-passenger bus drove off the road by Skálafell, Southwest Iceland, this morning, and rolled over.

Icy road.

Winter Arrives with Icy Roads

Yesterday was the first day of winter in Iceland. Not surprisingly, it brought along poor road conditions, resulting in a few traffic accidents last night on icy roads.

Police car

Five-Fold Increase in Escort Ads

Detective Snorri Birgisson, who heads the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking division, told RÚV that prostitution in Iceland has increased considerably in recent years.

Katla

Police Keep Tourists Away from Katla

South Iceland Police are monitoring popular tourist areas around Mýrdalsjökull glacier in light of recent seismic activity in Katla volcano, and in case of an eruption, tourists will receive an SMS.

Construction crane accident.

Crane Safety Equipment Tampered With

The construction crane which collapsed in downtown Reykjavík yesterday is believed to have been lifting a much heavier load than it was made to lift in the position it was in.

Guðmundur Sverrisson

Man Missing in West Fjords

Rescue workers in the West Fjords and in West Iceland were called out shortly before noon yesterday to search for Guðmundur L. Sverrisson, a middle-aged man who was last seen in Patreksfjörður fjord, the West Fjords, between 3 and 4 am on Tuesday.

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