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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 service was temporarily suspended Saturday afternoon, November 3, after one of its train cars caught fire, reports said.
According to an ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel) report, the MRT train coach caught fire as it approached the GMA-Kamuning station in Quezon City. A short circuit reportedly caused it.
MRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera said he has not been informed about the incident as of 5 p.m.
Twitter and Instagram users posted photos of the coach emitting black smoke.
"Part of the MRT was on fire at GMA station. Intense! I hope no one got hurt," Instagram user Lemlorca said, describing a photo he posted.
"Fire at MRT station, northbound," Twitter use Japz Tacuyan (@tjapz) posted on his account.
The fire caused panic among passengers, but no injuries were reported as of this posting.
MRT operations have also resumed. - Rappler.com