|The crossing where two people died in Ý Yên District, Nam Định Province. — VNA/VNS Photo|
NAM ĐỊNH — A railway accident on Sunday afternoon in the northern province of Nam Định killed two people, according to Trần Doãn Hường, head of Cát Đằng Railway Station.
A witness told vietnamplus.vn that a motorbike travelling along Highway 10 from Ninh Bình Province to Nam Định Province was hit by a train while crossing the railway at about 3.30pm.
Witnesses said the motorbike driver swerved sharply across the tracks in Yên Bằng Commune as a train travelling from Hà Nội to HCM City was steaming through.
The elderly couple on the motorbike, both over 80, were flung more than 10 metres and died instantly.
Hường said that visibility on both sides of the crossing was clear but drivers still needed to be watchful.
The railway section runs parallel to Highway 10 through Ý Yên District, which is considered a "black spot" for traffic accidents.
Local authorities said it was because there were many market stalls set up by local residents near the train line. — VNS