10 injured when bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in Iceland

REYKJAVIK (AFP) - Around 10 people were injured in Iceland on Tuesday (Oct 25) when a bus carrying up to 40 tourists, mostly Chinese nationals, drove off a road in snowy conditions, the 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."

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

The accident occurred before 11am local time 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.