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Hai Duong: Truck carrying excavator and underpass, badly damaged railway, 150 passengers had to take a car to Hanoi

06/07/2022 06:51 GMT+7

The truck carrying the excavator and the Phu Luong underpass (Hai Duong) damaged the railway and had to block off train operations.

On the evening of June 6, at the Phu Luong railway underpass (km 58+881 in the Hai Duong – Tien Trung section of the Hanoi – Hai Phong railway), the BKS 34C-03278 car was a semi-trailer carrying a motor. When going through the underpass, the excavator collided with the railway, moving the railway to the left in the direction of Hanoi – Hai Phong.

Immediately after the incident, the railway blocked trains to run through this location to ensure safety, and at the same time sent units to the scene to organize rescue and remedy.

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The railway unit and the local crane repaired and repaired the truck and the Phu Luong railway underpass, which damaged the railway.

Information from the scene on the evening of June 6, a representative of the Vietnam Railways Administration said that it was directing units to rescue and overcome the incident of an excavator truck that crashed into the railway when going through the Phu railway underpass. Luong (belonging to Tran Hung Dao, Nhi Chau ward, Hai Duong city).

The incident affected train operation on the route, having to transfer by car about 150 passengers of LP7 Long Bien – Hai Phong and 368 passengers of HP2 Hai Phong – Long Bien ships through this area.

After the local functional forces removed the truck from the location of the underpass, the railway units urgently fixed it.

By 9:30 p.m. on June 6, the relevant agencies had repaired the damage, allowing the train to slow down at 5km/h across the bridge.

“On the bridge girder, there is a sign restricting the height to 4.5m and there is no limit frame before passing through the bridge under the bridge. However, drivers of trucks carrying goods too high still pass by, causing accidents and threatening train safety.

This behavior needs to be strictly handled to set an example and deterrence for truck drivers carrying goods beyond the allowable height when crossing similar railway underpasses,” said a representative of the Vietnam Railways Administration.

According to atgt.vn

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