Four dead after Finnish army truck-commuter train crash

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HELSINKI, Finland — Authorities in Finland are investigating the crash of a commuter train and an army truck early Thursday that killed three Finish soldiers and a commuter.

The Associated Press reports that the crash happened near Raseborg, about 53 miles southwest of the capital, Helsinki. A Finnish State Railways train was carrying an unknown number of people when it crashed into an army truck at an unprotected crossing in heavy snow. Eleven other people suffered injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The military truck was on it way to drills in southern Finland when the accident happened. The country's defense minister ordered flags to half-staff at all military facilities in mourning.

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