Vietnamese female tourist killed by train in Australia

Jul 11, 2024

Vietnamese female tourist killed by train in Australia

A Vietnamese tourist named Tuyet Nguyen (52 years old) was hit and killed by a train in Australia, after climbing down the tracks to pick up his slippers.
She was hit by a train at Punchbowl station, southwest of Sydney, Australia , at around 3:30 p.m. on July 9. Police said Ms. Tuyet Nguyen dropped her sandals on the tracks and rushed down to pick them up, but got stuck on the tracks and had an accident, Sky News reported.
Witnesses were shocked by the scene and called for help from station staff to get her out of the jammed tracks She was taken to St. George Hospital after more than an hour of rescue but died from serious injuries. Police confirmed that Ms. Tuyet Nguyen had died on the morning of July 10.
Sydney Trains sent its condolences to the victim's family and friends. "This is a tragic and traumatic incident for all involved. We would like to thank the Sydney Trains team, the emergency services and those who supported their efforts," a company spokesperson said.
Toan Huynh, Tuyet Nguyen's nephew, said she came to Australia on this occasion to visit family and had been to this country many times.
Officials determined the train driver was not under the influence of alcohol. Police have also spoken to witnesses and examined surveillance cameras in the area to investigate the incident. The accident forced changes to several train schedules in Sydney, with some cancelled and replaced by buses.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper