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​Train derails in southern Vietnam, paralyzing service

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 16:00 GMT+7
​Train derails in southern Vietnam, paralyzing service
A damaged bogie of the SE8 train is seen in Binh Thuan Provice, Vietnam, April 21, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A train traveling along the Vietnamese arterial railway derailed on Saturday, disrupting traffic on both lines but causing no fatalities.

The northbound SE8 train ran off its track at around 9:00 am about four kilometers away from the Suoi Van Station in Binh Thuan Province.

The disengagement occurred at the sixth carriage, sending it lurching from side to side, but all passengers were safe.

The train was traveling along Vietnam’s North-South railway, the 1,730-kilometer-long single-track line connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

A rescue train from Nha Trang, further to the north, was then dispatched to the scene.

Multiple other passenger trains had been waiting at nearby stations for the traffic to return to normal.

A damaged bogie of the SE8 train is seen in Binh Thuan Provice, Vietnam, April 21, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A damaged bogie of the SE8 train is seen in Binh Thuan Provice, Vietnam, April 21, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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