Passenger train derails, two cars off tracks
A passenger train en route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City crashed into a lorry carrying timber on January 27, leaving two cars off tracks.
|The locomotive has been plunged into the ditch nearby. (Photo: OFFB)|
The accident happened at around 04:10 at section 46km+200 of Ha Nam Province, about 50km from Hanoi.
The strong crash caused the locomotive D19E-946 to derail and plunge into the ditch next to it. Another carriage close to the locomotive was also forced to separate from the train, lying horizontally on the tracks.
The accident also caused the lorry to overturn and deform. Timber pieces were littered onto the rail tracks.
Fortunately, there were no casualties in the accident.
The lorry was said to lose control and crash into the train. The exact cause of the derailment is under investigation.
The accident has impacted the trip schedule of other North-South trains departing from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Two people were killed, including a one-month-old baby, and three others were seriously injured after a taxi in which they were riding collided with a train at a railway crossing in central Quang Ngai Province at 5pm on Tuesday.