12 injured as train and bus collide in Finland

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Twelve people were injured in western Finland when a bus also carrying schoolchildren collided with a slow-moving train at a level crossing. Two of the injured were seriously hurt, according to the emergency services on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred in the western Finnish town of Kaskinen, about 300 kilometres north-west of Helsinki. Pictures from the Finnish radio station Yle showed a white bus standing across the tracks. According to Finnish media reports, five children were on the bus at the time of the accident, in addition to the driver. The train was travelling at low speed.

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