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Three Brits including child dead after car plunges off bridge in Iceland

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Three Brits including child dead after car plunges off bridge in Iceland

Three British holidaymakers including a child have died in Iceland after a Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge.

The car slammed through a railing on a one-lane bridge before falling around eight metres onto a river bank.

There were seven people reportedly in the car when it crashed just after 10am this morning.

Three British tourists have been killed in Iceland after a Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge. They were travelling in a seven-person vehicle when it tipped off a bridge in N?psv?tn, according to reports. Another four are said to be seriously injured. One local media outlet said three of the people travelling in the car at the time were children. Icelandic publication Frettabladid reported the crash happened at 10am local time. Two helicopters were called to the scene from the local coast guard station, while another has been scrambled from the capital of Reykjavik. The car is understood to have landed on sand after falling from the bridge.

The car plunged eight metres from the bridge (Picture: Adolf Ingli Erlingsson)









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L??magn??pur mountain and winding road in Southeast part of Iceland, on the highway 1, on the board of Skeidar??rsandur.

They drove down this remote and windy road in southern Iceland before plunging off a bridge (Picture: Getty)

L??magn??pur mountain and winding road in Southeast part of Iceland, on the highway 1, on the board of Skeidar??rsandur.

Police confirmed four people including a child died in the crash (Picture: Getty)

The four other Brits in the car were critically injured in the accident, according to Iceland news site Frettabladid.

Chief of Police Sveinn Kristján Rúnarsson said they have been taken to hospital, but added that ‘we haven’t been able to talk to them about what happened’.

He confirmed a child sadly died in the smash.

Tour guide Adolf Erlingsson was among the first on the scene.

‘It was horrible,’ he told The Associated Press. ‘The car seemed to have hit the ground many meters from where it stopped. We struggled getting everyone out.’

The bridge is in a remote part of southern Iceland called Skeidararsandur, a vast sand plain in southern Iceland.

Police say it remains unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

No names have yet been confirmed.

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