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Hanoi train hits S.Korean visitor sneaking under railway barriers for photography

Hanoi train hits S.Korean visitor sneaking under railway barriers for photography

Monday, September 19, 2022, 12:14 GMT+7
Hanoi train hits S.Korean visitor sneaking under railway barriers for photography
Tourists take photos down the track along a street in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Hien / Tuoi Tre

A South Korean tourist was hit by a train while trying to take pictures at the famous trackside café street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi around noon on Sunday.

She was able to get up and flee the scene immediately, but the train was stopped for a while, causing congestion on nearby streets.

The incident happened when railway guards had already lowered barriers to prevent traffic from crossing the track for the arrival of the Lao Cai - Hanoi train on Tran Phu and Ly Nam De Streets in Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District at around 12:00 pm on Sunday.

Ignoring the safety barriers, the South Korean visitor stayed near the track to snap selfies with the passing train.

During the process, she was hit by the train, which was whistling to warn her.

The impact sent the visitor into the wall, but the incident left her with only scratches, a source told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

While the visitor quickly left the scene, the collision forced the train to make a sudden stop, causing traffic clogging on adjacent Dien Bien and Tran Phu Streets.

The incident occurred at a time when authorities are taking drastic measures to tackle the situation of vendors selling beverages and tourists filming and photographing near rails in some districts in Hanoi with railways passing through.

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Bao Anh - Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre News

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