Truck, train collide in central Vietnam, killing three

By VnExpress   February 20, 2017 | 07:09 pm GMT+7
Truck, train collide in central Vietnam, killing three
Parts of the train derailed after the crashed on Monday. Photo by VnExpress/Vuong Gia

A loaded truck hit a train when crossing the railway.

A north-south express train collided with a truck on Monday in central Vietnam, killing at least three people, officials said.

The rock-laden truck was crossing the railway when it was hit by the train in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. The locomotive was cut off and four cars derailed.

The victims were the truck’s driver, his assistant and a security personnel on the train. Another four people were injured, including two passengers.

Railway officials said it will take a lot of time to clear the road.

Around 250 passengers heading north to Hanoi have been taken to the Hue station to continue their journey, a district official said.

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Railway officials check the crash site. Photo by VnExpress

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The train passengers at the crash site. Photo by VnExpress

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The truck is upturned. Photo by VnExpress

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