MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A southbound train of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) derailed along the Skyway Magallanes exit in Makati City on Wednesday afternoon, April 29.
The incident occurred between the EDSA and Nichols station of the PNR.
PNR spokesperson Paul de Quiros said the southbound train composed of 3 coaches got derailed at around 3:50 pm near the Nichols stations. He pointed out that the PNR train 1507 left the Tutuban station at around 3:07 pm.
De Quiros said two of the 3 coaches fell on their side after getting derailed.
He said that some passengers sustained minor injuries and no one required hospitalization.
Police estimated that “more or less 80” passengers were hurt, all with minor injuries, according to radio station dzBB.
An investigation is now being conducted to determine the cause of the derailing.
De Quiros said that two years ago, a PNR train also got derailed. Investigations showed that the rail track expanded due to hot weather.
“It is difficult to jump into conclusion if the same incident happened today. Let us wait for the results of the investigation,” he said.
De Quiros also said that the train service has not been affected by the incident, as southbound trains will be transferred to use a portion of the northbound track as it passes through the area. – Rappler.com