Chinese tourists injured in Iceland bus accident

Most of the passengers are Chinese, but also include one Irish person and one Italian


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A crashed bus is pulled by a tow truck in Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture, central Japan on January 15, 2016, after it ran off a mountain road. PHOTO: AFP

REYKJAVIK: Around 10 people were injured in Iceland on Tuesday when a bus carrying up to 40 tourists, mostly Chinese nationals, drove off a road in snowy conditions, authorities said.

"There are about 10 people injured. I cannot tell you about their condition at this stage but most of them do not seem to be badly injured," an official at the Icelandic search and rescue services told AFP. "They were dispatched to a hospital," he said.

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Most of the passengers are Chinese, but also include one Irish person and one Italian. The accident occurred before 11:00 am (0900 GMT) on a road between the capital Reykjavik and the town of Skalafell. The Icelandic weather agency on Monday urged motorists to be careful because ice and snow on the roads.

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