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Train derails in central Vietnam

Train derails in central Vietnam

Friday, May 05, 2023, 09:54 GMT+7
Train derails in central Vietnam
The derailed train in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A train derailed shortly after leaving Hue Station in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam on Thursday.

The incident occurred immediately after passengers boarded the train at the station en route to neighboring Da Nang City.

At about 11:10 am, the train suddenly halted and the fourth and fifth carriages began leaning heavily to the side, said Huu Nhan, a student at Da Nang University who was on the train during the incident.

Passengers aboard the train were frightened during the incident. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Passengers aboard the train were frightened during the incident. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Several busy streets near the incident became congested as a result, including Dien Bien Phu Street.

Local railway authorities sent two 52-seater vehicles to the scene to take passengers to Hue Station.

They also launched an investigation into the incident.

Leaders from Thua Thien-Hue visited the scene to help manage the situation.  

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Thanh Ha - Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre News

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