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British Indian family in freak Iceland crash, three dead

British Indian family in freak Iceland crash, three dead
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Seven members of a UKbased Indianorigin family were involved in a freak accident in Iceland when their SUV crashed off a bridge on Thursday, killing two women and a child

London: Seven members of a UK-based Indian-origin family were involved in a freak accident in Iceland when their SUV crashed off a bridge on Thursday, killing two women and a child.

Four others, including two British Indian brothers and two young children, remain in critical condition after being airlifted to a hospital in Iceland's capital Reykjavik.

The family was reportedly on holiday in the Nordic island country when their hired Toyota Land Cruiser slammed through a railing while crossing a high single-lane bridge at Skeidararsandur, a vast sand plain in the southern part of the country.

Icelandic Police have only identified the victims as British, with their names to be released on formal identification. Local media reports have named the deceased women as sisters-in-law Rajshree and Khushboo Laturia and an infant girl.

Rajshree's husband, Shreeraj, and his brother Supreme remain in hospital with two young children. The Indian Ambassador to Iceland, T Armstrong Changsan, visited the injured at Landspítali hospital, where he spoke to hospital staff and the chaplain before contacting family members in India.

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