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Fatal Accident Near Blue Lagoon

An 18-year-old girl died after the collision of two cars on the road Grindavíkurvegur near the Blue Lagoon in Southwest Iceland this morning. Another person is seriously injured and is being treated at Landspítali national university hospital’s intensive care unit.

Kirkjufjara.

Woman Retrieved from Ocean, Flown to Hospital

A foreign tourist, a woman in her late forties, fell into the ocean by Kirkjufjara beach by Dyrhólaey promontory in South Iceland shortly before 1 pm today. The woman was found near the location where the accident occurred, at around 2 pm and was taken by helicopter to Landspítali hospital in...

Landspítali

Landspítali Doctor Answers Criticism

Responding to criticism voiced by the sisters of a man who seriously injured his brother-in-law on New Year’s Eve, a senior physician at Landspítali National University Hospital told RÚV that no patient seeking help is turned away from the addiction and psychiatric ward.

United Silicon, Helguvík.

Silicon Smelter Fumes Cause Concern

The United Silicon metal smelter in Helguvík, Southwest Iceland, is making the headlines again, this time after Stundin released a video of dust being released from the building in the dark of night.

Charles Gittins and Ólöf Hjálmarsdóttir.

Brit Reads to Iceland’s Elderly

Charles Gittins from the UK takes part in the Icelandic Red Cross’ program where volunteers visit members of the community who are at risk of social isolation. Charles has become a good friend to 103-year-old Ólöf Hjálmarsdóttir, to whom he reads out loud in Icelandic.

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 closed.

Ring Road in Southeast Closed

The Icelandic Road Administration has closed the Ring Road between Lómagnúpur, south of Vatnajökull glacier, in the west to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the east.

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