North-South rail service resumed after accident

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North-South rail service resumed after accident

The railway service on Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi route reopened on Sunday morning - 30 hours after a train was completely derailed in Quynh Hoa Commune in the central Nghe An Province.

duong sat bac Nam 7 carriages were retrieved for repair and later put back on the tracks. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The railway returned to normal following urgent repairs by more than 200 workers.

Earlier at 11:30pm on October 7, seven carriages of the train SE6 on the Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi route completely went off the tracks and then overtuned. A 200m section of the rail line was detached from the road surface.

As 6am of October 10, the seven carriages were retrieved for repair and later put back on the tracks. However, the local railway buearau is limiting trains’ speed at the damaged section at 5 km per hour for safety considerations.

The workers are working around the clock to completely fix the railway as soon as possible, local authorities said, adding no one was injured in the incident.

A broken rail measured 1m long has been identified as the culprit of the accident, according to a representative of the railway management company in Ha Tinh Province bordering Nghe An.

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