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Railway traffic hit after train slams into trailer

Update: June, 09/2015 - 10:00
The site of the accident in Dong Nai Province, where a container trailer was thrown 20m away by a train yesterday. — Photo

DONG NAI (VNS) — A train slammed into a container trailer at a level crossing in the southern province of Dong Nai yesterday.

No casualty was reported.

The accident brought traffic on the national North-South railway artery to a halt for several hours.

At 7pm yesterday, a container trailer, departing from the Ho Nai industrial park in Dong Nai Province, suddenly stopped on the railway tracks at a level crossing in Bien Hoa City when a train that was moving towards HCM City was approaching it.

The trailer was thrown 20m away from the incident site.

According to some witnesses that Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper interviewed, the trailer ignored the railway warning alarm at the level crossing and the loud horns of the approaching train, which was coded SE5.

The railway blockage was not cleared until 10.30pm the same day.

The train was tugged back to Long Khanh train station, which is 40km away from the accident site, for repairs.

Authorities concerned are investigating the incident. — VNS

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