Train crashes into truck in central Vietnam, killing 2

Two people have died and ten others injured after a passenger train crashed into a truck in the central province of Thanh Hoa early Thursday morning.

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The site of the collision accident with toppled carriages. A North-South passenger train crashed into a truck at a level crossing in central Vietnam, resulting in two casualties and 10 injured passengers.

Authorities in the Tinh Gia District confirmed the accident happened around 12.30am.

Initial reports say the train, numbered SE19, was carrying 400 passengers on route from Hanoi to HCM City when it collided with a dump truck at a level crossing in Truong Lam Commune.

The driver and co-driver have been identified as the two people killed.

“The collision caused the cab to fall over and six other carriages to run off the tracks, the truck was heavily damaged,” said the State-run Viêet Nam Railway Corp (VNR).

Injured passengers have been rushed to nearby hospitals for medical care.

VNR and local authorities said they have sent resources to the scene to deal with the situation.

Passengers on the S19 train as well as on other trains running along the North-South route are receiving support from the railway corporation to be transported by other means to their destinations.

The cause for the accident is still being investigated. Two guards of the level crossing were summoned by the police for questioning.

North-South railway, the main rail line of the country, was temporarily disrupted following the accident. 

Source: VietNamNet

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