PNR train gets derailed in Magallanes area

A train of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) got derailed in Magallanes area. A photo showing the incident has gone viral on Facebook.

The Facebook page of popular motoring magazine Top Gear Philippines posted a picture of the PNR train that derailed near the Skyway Magallanes Exit on Wednesday, April 29, around 4:30 in the afternoon.

This just in: PNR train got derailed in Magallanes area. (Photo from Denmark Samson Marcelino)

Posted by TOP GEAR PHILIPPINES on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

More details and photos from other sources via Twitter:

According to a report aired Wednesday night on TV Patrol, at least 50 passengers who were wounded and injured were immediately brought to nearby hospitals. Those who suffered minor injuries were checked or treated on the scene.

The PNR has not issued an official statement but said operations of northbound trains will continue. They are expected to remove some coaches of the derailed train later tonight.

This is the first time that a derailment occured this year.

In August 2014, a southbound PNR train was derailed after some wooden railroad tracks, a plank-shaped support that helps keep rails aligned, were damaged.

The PNR spokesman told the Inquirer that no one among the 370 passengers was hurt when the last coach of the PNR train derailed between the España and Sta. Mesa stations.