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Accident Involving Finnish Defence Forces Vehicle and Train on Hanko Peninsula

26.10.2017 10.16 | Published in English on 26.10.2017 at 14.25
Press release
Accident Involving Finnish Defence Forces Vehicle and Train on Hanko Peninsula

A Nyland Brigade all-terrain lorry collided with a train today 26 October 2017 at approximately 08.00 on Leksvallintie on Hanko Peninsula. Eight conscripts were involved in the accident: three conscripts are deceased, four are injured and one has no physical injuries.

All the conscripts at the scene have been evacuated to hospitals.

The all-terrain lorry was participating in a company-size military exercise of the Nyland Brigade.

The conscripts’ families will be notified personally.

Nyland Brigade has established a crisis team on account of the accident.

The Finnish Police is responsible for accident investigation and providing further information.

Update to press release at 12.55: families of the conscripts involved in the accident have been notified.