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Four killed in Finland train crash

AFP  |  Helsinki 

Four people including three soldiers were when a train crashed into an in southwestern today.

The said on its website that three conscripts died and another four were injured in the accident in the Raseborg area at around 8 am (local time).

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

Local media reported that the vehicle, which was left a tangled wreck in a snow-covered forest, was taking part in a military excercise at the time.

Eleven people were taken to two hospitals in the region, Finnish agency STT said.

In Finland, the last serious accident was in 1998 when a train travelling at more than 100 kilometres (60 miles) an hour derailed in Jyvaskyla in central Finland, killing 11 people and injuring 39.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 14:57 IST