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Severe Weather Update

Rescue workers have been called out in Southwest Iceland to assist people due to the severe weather that is affecting the area.

Grímsfjall

Man Falls into Glacial Crevasse

Rescue workers in South Iceland and the capital area were called out at noon, because of a man who fell into a glacial crevasse by Grímsfjall mountain in Vatnajökull glacier.

Pétursey.

Four Buses off Road in South Iceland

One bus rolled over on Ring Road one, by Pétursey (west of Vík í Mýrdal) in South Iceland just before noon, and three other buses skidded off the road in that area.

Road, storm

Bus Rolls Over in Southwest Iceland

Eighteen tourists and their driver escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were in rolled over on Mosfellsheiði mountain pass, east of Reykjavík, late yesterday afternoon.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Sells Emergency Worker

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid formally launched a fundraising effort of Icelandic rescue teams, ICE-SAR, yesterday.

Rescue team.

Response Teams Prepared for Major Accident

The bus accident in Southwest Iceland on Tuesday, where 17 people were injured, at least five of them seriously, has brought attention to the importance of being well prepared for such an accident.

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.

Fishing Vessel Sailing Again

The crew of the trawler, which was drifting close to the south coast of Iceland this morning, succeeded in restarting the ship’s engine a short while ago.

TF-LIF Icelandic Coastguard Helicopter

Tourist Falls into Hot Spring

A foreign tourist in his late sixties was transported by the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter to Landspítali University Hospital after falling into an 80˚C (176˚F) hot spring.

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