Fatal accident kills two on Ghenh Bridge

A train travelling from HCM city to Hanoi hit several cars on Ghenh Bridge in Bien Hoa city near Ho Chi Minh City (in the Southern province of Dong Nai) at 8:30 pm on Feb 6, killing two people.


Train SE2 rammed into 6 cars in a row on the bridge, as a result of negligence on the part of the bridge guards who failed to stop the cars before the train entered the bridge.


Two people died on the spot and 26 others were injured.


Nguyen Van Luong, an officer in charge of the railway gate at the bridge, told the Tuoi Tre reporter that authorities had informed the SE2 train of the traffic jam beforehand, but it still moved onwards. As a result, the train crashed straight into the six cars that were stuck on the railway line at that time.


As the train approached people scrambled to get out of their vehicles while others screamed and ran, causing a massive stampede. It was not until 9.30pm that traffic police succeeded in dispersing the jam.


According to local police, this is the worst railway accident ever to occur in Bien Hoa - the capital town of Dong Nai province.

Source SGGP, Tuoitre - Translated by Tri Dan

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