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Conscript killed, 3 injured in road mishap at Luumäki

Published : 25 Oct 2023, 22:18

Updated : 25 Oct 2023, 22:22

  DF Report
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A conscript was killed and three others were injured in a road accident at Luumäki, a municipality in between Lappeenranta and Kouvola in eastern Finland on Wednesday morning, police and Defence Forces said.

The accident took place at about 10:00 am when a SUV vehicle of the Defence Forces with four conscripts of the Pori Brigade onboard skidded off the road and overturned on Valtatie at the area.

One conscript died on the spot while the rest three were injured in the accident.

The conscripts were taking part in a military exercise.

The reason behind the accident could not be known and the Accident Investigation Board and Police are investigating into the incident to find out the circumstances surrounding the accident.

The families of the deceased and the injured conscripts were informed about the accident.

President Sauli Niinistö sent condolence to the relatives of the dead conscript, said the President Office in a post in social media X.