Swedish passenger train collides with armored vehicle
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A passenger train collided with an armored vehicle in southern Sweden Tuesday, injuring the train driver and three military staff, authorities said.
The accident happened near Trosa, south of Stockholm, on Tuesday, police said.
“We heard a bang, it sounded loud and it felt liked the train had derailed,” passenger Atia Rasul told the Expressen daily.
The armored vehicle was taking part in Sweden’s largest military exercise in more than 20 years with nearly 20,000 troops drilling on air, land and sea. The three-week military drill started Sept. 11.
Police spokeswoman Asa Willsund told The Associated Press the military vehicle was part of the Aurora 17 drill but she could not say which type of vehicle it was or its nationality.
The drill includes troops from Sweden, Finland and NATO soldiers from Denmark, Norway, France, Estonia and Lithuania.