At least 4 dead in Finland train crash

Elias Hubbard
October 26, 2017

The train and one of the vehicles collided, killing three conscripts overseas the truck and a passenger on the train, officials said.

Police in Finland say that at least four people have been killed in a train crash in the south of the country.

The army said on its website that three conscripts died and another four were injured in the accident in the Raseborg area at around 8 am. Reports state that a train collided with a truck which was carrying soldiers.

The injured were taken to hospitals in both Helsinki and Raseborg, Finnish news agency FNB said.

Police said on Twitter that one train passenger had also died and many more were injured.

Finland's defense minister, Jussi Niinisto, tweeted that Thursday "had started with grim news" and that he feels grief.

Finnish broadcaster YLE said Niinisto, the defence minister, had ordered flags at all military facilities to fly at half-staff Thursday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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