Iceland Volcanic Eruption Injures Three Tourists

Iceland’s civil protection agency reported that three tourists have been injured after attempting to hike the Fagradalsfjall volcano while it was actively erupting.

The injuries, however, were not magma or ash-related while the tourists are not in serious condition. 

There was one tourist, however, that was airlifted due to a broken ankle. 

“We are trying to tell people it’s not just a walk in the park. People have to be careful and in good clothes and good shoes. We are trying to tell that to both Icelanders and our foreign friends,” said Iceland civil protection agency spokeswoman Hjordis Gudmundsdottir.

The Iceland government said that the Fagradalsfjall eruption was relatively small and does not yet pose a danger to infrastructure and residences. 

The Iceland Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management said that despite the minimal risks, people should still stay away from Fagradalsfjall.


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