Chinese Tourist Killed, 12 Injured, In Iceland Coach Crash

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REYKJAVIK, Dec 28 – A coach carrying Chinese tourists visiting Iceland overturned on Wednesday, killing one person and leaving 12 others seriously injured, local authorities said. The 44 passengers in the coach were all Chinese nationals, a police spokesman told AFP.

The most seriously injured were taken by helicopter to the capital Reykjavik, around 250km from the scene of the accident in Kirkjubaejarklaustur. It happened in the heart of the Icelandic winter with harsh weather conditions and icy roads.

The coach crashed into the back of a car carrying Lithuanian tourists, before going off the road and overturning, authorities said in a statement. Tourism is a growing sector in Iceland, which welcomed a record number of 1.8 million visitors in 2016. The number of tourists coming from China have tripled between 2014 and 2016 when 67,000 visited the small volcanic island nation of 335,000. — AFP

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