|The collision on Wednesday has completely damaged the truck after it was thrown some 30m away from the accident sit. — Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A collision between a North-South cargo train and a truck occurred early on Wednesday at a railway crossing in Nhị Khê Commune, Hà Nội’s Thường Tín District. The accident caused serious traffic congestion for hours.
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 Thường Tín District.
Đỗ Hồng Lam, deputy director of the Việt Nam Railway was quoted by Tuổi Trẻ (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, Lâm added.
Railway workers have been deployed to repair the damaged railroad sections soon after the accident, according to Lâm.
Police and authorities are co-operating in investigating the accident. — VNS