Train collision causes heavy congestion on Highway 1

Last update: 00:00 | 14/09/2017

A collision between a North-South cargo train and a truck occurred early on Wednesday at a railway crossing in Nhi Khe Commune, Hanoi's Thuong Tin District. The accident caused serious traffic congestion for hours. 


The collision on Wednesday has completely damaged the truck after it was thrown some 30m away from the accident sit.

Fortunately, there was no casualty, however, the truck was completely destroyed after it was thrown about 30m away from the accident site due to the impact of the crash.

The truck driver jumped out of the cabin just in time, right before the train hit the truck with major force.

The collision caused serious traffic jams for more than four hours on the section of National Highway 1 that passes through Thuong Tin District.

Do Hong Lam, deputy director of the Viet Nam Railway was quoted by Youth newspaper as saying that the crossing where the accident occurred was located near an area that had a high density of locals.

There was no barrier, just a warning sign at the crossing, Lam added.

Railway workers have been deployed to repair the damaged railroad sections soon after the accident, according to Lam.

Police and authorities are co-operating in investigating the accident.


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