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Truck-train collision in Hanoi injures 1, interrupts railway route for 2.5 hours

Truck-train collision in Hanoi injures 1, interrupts railway route for 2.5 hours

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 09:26 GMT+7
Truck-train collision in Hanoi injures 1, interrupts railway route for 2.5 hours
This photo shared on social media shows the site of a collision between a train and a tractor-trailer in Hanoi, January 28, 2023.

The North-South Railway was disrupted for two hours and a half on Saturday after a train hit a tractor-trailer in Hanoi, injuring a railway guard and damaging the locomotive and the tractor.

The collision occurred at 9:24 am when the tractor-trailer was crossing the railroad in Hanoi’s Thuong Tin District.

CCTV footage showed that there were barriers at the level crossing but they were left open for the trailer truck to finish its move.

However, it took the trailer truck driver more than a minute to steer a major part of the heavy vehicle carrying steel past the railroad before the train traveling from the Vietnamese capital city to Ho Chi Minh City crashed into its trailer’s end.

This CCTV footage shows a collision between a train and a tractor-trailer in Hanoi, January 28, 2023.

After the crash, a railway guard was sent to hospital sustaining injuries, while the locomotive and the tractor were damaged.

The train resumed its journey two hours and a half later.

Police are further investigating the accident.

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Bao Anh - Tuan Phung / Tuoi Tre News

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