Two people were killed and three injured after a Mai Linh Group taxi was hit by a SE1 train in central Quảng Ngãi Province on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
QUẢNG NGÃI — Two people were killed, including a one-month-old baby, and three others were seriously injured after a taxi in which they were riding collided with a train at a railway crossing in central Quảng Ngãi Province at 5pm on Tuesday, the Việt Nam Railway Corporation has reported.
A witness told vietnamplus.vn that a Mai Linh Group taxi was hit by a SE1 train heading in a north-south direction. The taxi was blown tens of metres away after being hit by the train as it crossed the track in Tri Bình Village in Bình Nguyên Commune.
The taxi, which was badly damaged, landed in a field, and a locomotive of the SE1 train was slightly damaged.
All five people in the taxi, including the driver, were residents of Bình Chánh Commune in Bình Sơn District.
Nguyễn Thị Ngọc, 65, and Nguyễn Thị Kim Phượng, one month old, were killed. The driver Dương Thành Hiếu, 25, and passengers Lê Thị Kim Hoàng, 22, and Nguyễn Đức Đạt, 2, were hospitalised at Quảng Nam Province’s General Hospital.
After the accident, the train was stalled for nearly 30 minutes before resuming its trip.
The police who investigated the accident said the driver had not been observant. Visibility on both sides of the crossing was clear. — VNS