Four have been confirmed dead and two others injured as a car was hit by a train and sent flying down a nearby pit in south-central Vietnam on Monday afternoon.
The accident involved a TN1 train heading southward and a seven-seater car on the section of the north-south railway passing Phuoc Thanh Commune, Tuy Phuoc District, Binh Dinh Province.
The car in question was registered under the license plate number 78A-036.52, and was carrying six people, including the driver, at the time of the crash.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Ngo Duc Hoai, deputy chief of Binh Dinh’s Road and Rail Traffic Police, the car was trying to cross the railway at 1:36 pm on Monday when it was hit by the approaching train.
The collision sent the private vehicle flying 50 meters from the point of impact, down a nearby pit.
Two people in the car were immediately killed in the crash, while four others with serious injuries were taken to Binh Dinh General Hospital for emergency treatment.
Two of the injured could not make it later.
At the site of the accident, the car was badly deformed, with blood stains visible from a distance.
Investigation is underway.
Locals gather near the deformed car at the site of the accident in Binh Dinh Province, April 24, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A police officer stands next to the deformed car at the site of the accident in Binh Dinh Province, April 24, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre