MRT Crash in Pasay Injures Dozens [+Video]

The MRT crash in Pasay injured at least 34 people after a train bound for the Taft Avenue station had gone out of control Wednesday.

MRT Crash Pasay
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According to Hernando Cabrera, spokesman for Metro Rail Transit Corporation, the defective coach was on its way to the last train station when it experienced a technical problem and suddenly stopped after losing power.

As a standard operating procedure, the defective train was attached to an oncoming train. With its brakes automatically disabled, it had to be pushed to reach its destination. Unfortunately, the ill-fated coach disengaged from the coupling and slammed into the steel barrier.

An investigation to determine the real cause of the derailment leading to the MRT crash in Pasay, to find out whether it was a technical difficulty or human error, is underway.

The mishap caused train service to be halted for nearly an hour, but MRT officials said limited service had been restored, which means operational trains can travel up to the Magallanes station only.

Latest media reports say 21 injured commuters were rushed to the Pasay City General Hospital, 10 to the San Juan de Dios Hospital, and 3 to the Adventist Medical Center.

Several were wounded while three passengers reportedly suffered leg fractures during the MRT crash in Pasay.