Racing boat collide kills 1, injures 5 in Finland

Racing boat collide kills 1, injures 5 in Finland
# 04 August 2019 03:14 (UTC +04:00)

One person was killed and five others injured after a sailboat collided with a racing boat off Finland's coast near the Turku Archipelago, the Finnish Coast Guard said in a statement on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik International.

"Two people sustained serious injuries and four others were lightly injured in a collision of two boats in the Turku Archipelago. There was a total of eight people on board the boats: two on the motorboat, the rest on the sailboat", the statement read.

Shortly after, the Turku guards informed that one of the seriously injured individuals, a middle-aged man, has died when being transported to a hospital.

They added that all injured people have now been transferred to a hospital and that there was a child among them.

An investigation into the incident is underway. It is known that the weather conditions were fine when the collision occurred.

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