The collision happened near Trosa, south of Swedish capital Stockholm during the NATO maneuvers „Aurora 17”
The collision occurred on the regional line between Västerljung and Vagnhärad, and the train is still upright according to local newspaper Södermanlands Nyheter. The crash took place at an old crossing that is no longer in use according to a local resident the paper spoke to.
“Three people in the military vehicle are injured. There is also information that one person on the train has suffered minor injuries,” Södermanland Police said.
Sweden’s Transport Administration (Trafikverket) said it had stopped train traffic on the line due to “an accident” and that there is currently no estimated time for when it would resume.
Ever wondered what happens if a train hits a tank?
Happened in Vagnhärad, Sweden today:
[Three military injured, in hospital]
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Aurora 17 is an ongoing military exercise taking place in Sweden during a three-week period, from 11 through 29 September 2017. Its main focus is the defence of Gotland. It is Sweden’s biggest war game in 23 years. The participating nations include France, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Germany, and the United States.