Small digger breaks through ice in Rauðavatn and sinks

A small digger broke through ice just now in Rauðavatn near the Iceland Monitor offices on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Employees of the City of Reykjavik had been trying to make an ice skating rink on the lake but the ice wasn't thick enough to hold the vehicle.

The digger was pulled out by a tractor and nobody was hurt in the incident. 

The City of Reykjavik are still hoping to create a skating rink on the lake as skating and skiing conditions ahead are looking fantastic.  

mbl.is/Jón Pétur
mbl.is/Jón Pétur
mbl.is/Jón Pétur

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