2 killed in tourist train derailment in Vietnam   2010-09-06 18:31:17 FeedbackPrintRSS

HANOI, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A tourist train derailed in Vietnam' s northern province of Yen Bai on Monday morning due to landslide, killing one old person and one child, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The victims were identified as Khuong Thi Thinh, a 55-year-old woman, and a nine-month-old child, according to the state radio station Voice of Vietnam.

The train coded LC1 left Vietnamese capital city Hanoi on Sunday evening and headed for northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, said the report from Vietnam News Agency.

Initial investigation showed that landslide, resulting from long days of rain, caused the locomotive and two carriages of the train to derail in Van Yen district of Yen Bai, said the report.

Of the two derailed carriages, one was for electricity generation and the other for cargo transportation, said the report.

Railway officials are coordinating with local authority to deal with the aftermath of the derailment, said the report.

Passengers on the train are being transported to Lao Cai by road. Other carriages of the train have been pulled to the nearby Yen Bai station, according to the report.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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