|Workers repair the line destroyed by the train derailment. --
QUANG BINH (VNS) – A train, carrying hundreds of passengers from Ha Noi to HCM City, derailed on a stretch of the North-South railway in the central Quang Binh Province at 10pm yesterday.
The derailment in Hien Ninh Commune destroyed about 300m of the railway line and brought rail transport on the stretch to a standstill for five hours. No casualties were reported.
The provincial railway management company sent 150 workers to repair the line.
Due to the derailment, trains are being allowed to travel at just 15kmph on the stretch to ensure safety, the local railway management agency said.
Normal train services at 70kmph are expected to be resumed in about three days, the agency added.
The cause of the accident is yet to be identified.
Authorised local agencies are investigating the case. –VNS