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Metro services resume after accident

Services on Helsinki's Metro came to a halt for about an hour on Monday morning after one person was hit and killed by a train at the Itäkeskus station.

Metrovaunu saapumassa asemalle.
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One person died after being hit by a Metro train at the Itäkeskus station at around 8 AM on Monday morning.

All Metro services were suspended following they incident, but resumed soon after 9 AM.

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