|Workers fix the rails at Lâm Giang Station. The train route of Hà Nội - Lào Cai is re-opened on Friday morning.— Photo laodong.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The train route connecting Hà Nội and Lào Cai Province re-opened early Friday morning.
The route was opened after three days of standstill when a landslide buried seven carriages of a cargo train on Monday night at Lâm Giang Station in the northern mountainous province of Yên Bái’s Lâm Giang Commune.
The Việt Nam Railway Corporation sent dozens of employees to deal with the situation during the past three days. It has also arranged staff to supervise and promptly make arrangements at the station if another landslide occurs.
The company said after prolonged rains, the area around the incident site still faced a high risk of another landslide.
In another development, tropical storm, internationally named Khanun, the 11th storm hitting the East Sea this year, was 820km to the east-northeast of Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Archipelago at 7am on Friday.
The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting said it was gaining strength while moving west at 15km per hour. It had made the sea rough and led to strong winds over the northern part of the East Sea.
The centre also said water level of the rivers of Hoàng Long, Thao and Hồng (Red) was down on Friday morning.
The northern mountainous provinces of Hà Giang, Tuyên Quang, Cao Bằng, Yên Bái and Hòa Bình have been put on high alert for landslides, while Ninh Bình Province continues to be inundated.
A quick report of the National Steering Committe on Friday showed that heavy rains and floods, triggered by the tropical low-pressure system during the past several days, killed 54 people, injured 31 others and left 39 missing in two regions of north and central.— VNS