The lives of tens of thousands of railways workers have once again been turned upside down as their salaries have remained unpaid for four months.
As many as 27 railway accidents left 17 people dead and 23 others injured in July 2019.
In 1881, when the French occupied Sài Gòn during the first Indochina War, they built the first railway in Việt Nam. It was also one of the first in the region and the most modern in Southeast Asia.
Two rail workers have been hailed heroes after saving a woman from certain death on a level crossing.
Two people were killed in a collision between a seven-seat car and the SE8 express train at a level crossing in Hưng Mỹ Commune, Hưng Nguyên District in the Central Province of Nghệ An on Saturday.
One person died and three people were injured after their car crashed into a train on Wednesday morning in Yên Tiến Commune, Ý Yên District, northern province of Nam Định.
Vietnam Railways (VNR) has asked railway companies to install cameras at level-crossing barriers to facilitate the supervisory and improve safety system at level-crossings.
Vietnam Railways (VNR) has suspended the officers, chiefs and drivers responsible for two train accidents in Thanh Hóa and Quảng Nam provinces recently.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình called for urgent measures from transport authorities to bring railway incidents “under control”.