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Young Chinese Couple Found Dead Near Iconic Iceland Photo Spot

A young Chinese couple in their early 20s was found dead last week near the famous DC-3 plane crash site in Iceland: an iconic photo spot frequented by photographers and tourists alike. Authorities say there was no sign of foul play, and believe inclement weather is to blame.

According to the BBC, authorities were alerted to the incident last Thursday after tourists discovered the woman’s body off the path leading to the site. The man’s body was found a couple of hours later, a short distance away. Local authorities believe the couple died of hypothermia after getting caught in a “torrential downpour” near the wreckage on Monday.

The crash site is immediately familiar to most photographers. The US military DC-3 crashed on the beach at Sólheimasandur in 1973, where its fuselage lies to this day attracting all manner of photographers and tourists who pose with and climb the wreck for pictures. The plane even made an appearance in the controversial music video for Justin Bieber’s song “I’ll Show You,” in which he skateboarded on the DC-3.

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