4 killed when bus plunges onto train tracks in Finland

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4 killed when bus plunges onto train tracks in Finland

COPENHAGEN, Denmark â€" At least four people were killed and more than 20 injured Friday when a bus crashed into cars before falling onto railway tracks in central Finland, police said.

Finnish broadcaster YLE said the bus smashed into the cars stopped at a red light in the city of Kuopio before plunging onto the line. Photos showed the white bus on its side with the bridge rail torn.

Police spokesman Miika Mutanen said two people were seriously injured and 20 others were brought to the hospital with minor injuries.

The broadcaster said the bus belonged to the Kemin Lii kenne company.

Finnish railway operator VR said Friday that all train traffic on the stretch had been halted and passengers were being transported by bus instead.

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