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Vietnamese woman killed by train in Australia

Vietnamese woman killed by train in Australia

Thursday, July 11, 2024, 09:50 GMT+7
Vietnamese woman killed by train in Australia
A rescue crew works at the scene where a train fatally hit a Vietnamese woman in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 9, 2024. Photo: TNV

A 52-year-old Vietnamese woman died on Wednesday after being hit by a train in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, according to the Australian press. 

The accident happened when the tourist, identified as Tuyet Nguyen, climbed down onto the tracks at Punchbowl Station in the city’s southwest at about 3:30 pm on Tuesday (Australia time) to retrieve a slipper, The Daily Telegraph reported.

“She was visiting her sister,” nephew Toan Huynh told the newspaper.

“She has been visiting her sister in Australia a lot.”

Toan Huynh also confirmed that Tuyet Nguyen had jumped off the platform to pick up the slipper.

New South Wales Police said the victim had been unable to get back onto the platform before being struck by the train as commuters watched the incident in horror.

The local fire and rescue crews worked to free her from beneath the train, and she was treated by intensive care, critical care, and rescue paramedics.

She was moved to an ambulance where crews worked to stabilize her before she was taken to St George Hospital at about 4:45 pm.

Police confirmed her death on Wednesday morning.

The train driver returned a negative breath test and police spoke with witnesses and viewed CCTV footage as part of their inquiries.

Sydney Trains, which operates New South Wales’ train system, extended their condolences to Tuyet Nguyen’s family.

The tragic incident led to widespread delays on the rail network on Tuesday evening, with buses called in to replace services between Bankstown and Campsie, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

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