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Two killed in train collision
  • | | May 24, 2018 09:25 AM
At least two people have been killed and many others injured when a train collided with a truck in Thanh Hoa Province on Thursday.

A train collides with a truck in Thanh Hoa Province on May 24

Chairman of Tinh Gia District People's Committee, Nguyen Tien Dung told Dantri/Dtinews that the accident occurred at 1.30am at a railway crossing in the area.

"The SE19 train was running from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City when it hit a truck carrying stones which was going over the crossing," Dung said.

"The truck and six carriages of the train including four passenger carriages overturned in the collision," Dung said. "The train captain and his assistant were stuck and killed in the cabin and ten passengers were injured."

According to Thanh Hoa Railway Department, the train was carrying some 400 passengers including foreigners.

"We have transferred the passengers to another train to continue their trip," the department said. "We are working with two staff at this crossing point on why the gate was not down when the train passed."

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