Photos of MRT train accident, train went off track

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Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train was derailed and slammed Taft Station. It caused many injuries including women, children, and elderly which were brought to the hospitals. Private vehicles also were damaged.

MANILA - Here are some of the photos of the derailed Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train courtesy of ABS-CBN News. This unfortunate event happened when the train overshot its track at the intersection of EDSA and Taft Station after dismounting with another train that was pushing it forward.



There were many injuries reported as the incident happened during the rush hour at around 3 p.m. onward. They were taken to San Juan de Dios Hospital and Pasay General Hospital for immediate medical attention.



There were at least 30 wounded persons reported including the elderly and women which were in front of the derailed train. Also, some private vehicles were reportedly damaged. Heavy traffic poured in as the incident took place.



According to LRTA Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said the main cause of the MRT train derailment was that of a loaded train was defective and lost its power due to technical issue.



Another train was coupled with the defective train so it can be pushed but the defective train uncoupled with the second train that was pushing it and overshot to its track causing injuries and damages.

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