Three people were killed and another two were critically injured when a train crashed into a taxi in Hanoi on Tuesday.
The accident happened when the taxi tried to cross a railway crossing in Thanh Tri District's Ngoc Hoi Commune, witnesses said.
Pham Thi Bich Lien and Pham Dieu Anh were thrown out of the car and died on the spot, while Nguyen Thi Tuyet Hoa died on the way to hospital, local officials said.
Two others, including the driver, are in critical conditions.
Local investigators said the railway crosssing did not have barriers, but there was an alarm system with bells and lights.
They said further investigation is ongoing into the accident.