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Vietnamese risk own lives to save minutes crossing railways

Friday, March 27, 2015, 18:16 GMT+7

Many bikers and pedestrians have recklessly defied warnings and thus jeopardized their lives crossing railways in Vietnam.

A collision between a train carrying about 600 passengers and a truck occurred on March 10 in the central province of Quang Tri, killing the engine driver and severely injuring four others, including the truck driver.

The deadly accident happened on a railway section in Hai Lang District at 10:15 pm when the train, coded SE5, which was on its way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, crashed into a truck carrying rocks that was crossing the line.

The impact cut the locomotive off from the remaining part of the train and threw three carriages, including two for passengers and one serving as a canteen, off the railroad.

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