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Toddler dies after driveway accident

A 15-month-old baby boy has died after he was knocked down on Monday by a reversing car at a farm near Gnesta, south of Stockholm.

The boy was badly hurt in the incident and was rushed by ambulance helicopter to Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital in Stockholm where he died on Wednesday.

Police were called to the property and have now confirmed initial reports that it was the father of the child who was driving the car and reversed over his son in an unsupervised moment.

“He backed the car out of a car port and the child walked in behind the car in an unsupervised moment. The mother was also at the farm but was not nearby,” said Thomas Jöhnemark at Sörmlands police.

The incident and the boy’s death have been classified as an accident and the family has been provided with crisis support to help them deal with their tragic loss.

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Grounded Finland ferry refloated and heading back to port

UPDATE: A ferry that ran aground next to islands between Finland and Sweden with nearly 430 crew and passengers on board, was refloated and heading for port, its owners said Sunday.

Grounded Finland ferry refloated and heading back to port
The Viking Line ship Grace hit rocks in in the Aland archipelago. Photo AFP

The Viking Line's “Grace” hit rocks on Saturday afternoon while sailing between the Finnish port of Turku and the Swedish capital Stockholm, shortly before a stopover in Mariehamn, in the Aland archipelago, Finland's coast guard said.

The passengers had to spend the night on board, though there was no immediate danger as it was not taking on water. No one was hurt in the incident.

A tug boat helped refloat the ferry in the small hours of Sunday morning, the coast guard said on Twitter.

After disembarking around 260 passengers at Mariehamn, it went on to its home port of Turku in Finland, a Viking Line spokeswoman told AFP Sunday. It would undergo repairs in the coming days, she added.

Although the cause of the accident has yet to be established, the coast guard said there were strong winds in the area at the time.

The company cancelled its Saturday ferry service, which was to have been taken by a smaller vessel, because of a storm warning.

In September, another Viking Line ferry, the Amorella, ran aground on the same Aaland Island and the passengers had to be evacuated.

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