Tourist coach crashes in North Iceland

Three people were severely injured when a coach carrying 15 foreign tourists, plus an Icelandic driver and tour guide, ran off the road at Einarsstadur near Husavik, north Iceland this evening.

Around eight of the other passengers were also injured. The injured were taken by ambulance to Akureyri Hospital and police, paramedics and search & rescue workers were all called to the scene of the accident.

The emergency co-ordination centre, a coastguard helicopter and air ambulance services in Akureyri were all put on high alert, but their services were not needed in the end, RUV reports – although an air ambulance was later used to transport two of the worst injured to Reykjavik.

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