Four die as train collides with military vehicle in Finland

Reuters | Published: October 26, 2017 14:36:40 | Updated: October 27, 2017 21:19:34

Raseborg, Southern Finland, October 26, 2017. (Reuters photo)

Four people were killed and several injured when a train crashed into an army truck during a military exercise in southern Finland on Thursday, police and defense forces said. 

Three of the dead were conscripts and one was a passenger on the train, they said. Four other conscripts were hurt.

Helsingin Sanomat newspaper said seven train passengers had been injured as well.

Police said they would hold a news conference at 0900 GMT.

Military service is obligatory for men in Finland.

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