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Flooded Metro Manila streets force PNR to suspend operations

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:46 PM August 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Railways (PNR) suspended its operations on Saturday as some of its trains got stranded in flooded Metro Manila streets.

According to PNR spokesperson Jo Geronimo, two train sets were stranded along Dela Rosa Street in Makati City and at Vito Cruz because of floods.

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“May [two] train sets pa nga kami na-stranded sa may Dela Rosa at Vito Cruz naghihintay bumaba ang tubig baha,” Geronimo told INQUIRER.net in a text message when asked for updates on the suspended PNR train operations.

As of 12 noon, Geronimo said the flood in Edsa Magallanes has subsided but areas at the  Paco railway station and at Tanyag station were still not passable.

“As of  now subsided na ang baha sa may Edsa Magallanes. Kaya lang baha pa din sa may Paco, Dela Rosa at Tanyag,” Geronimo said.

Earlier, some local government units canceled classes and government work due to heavy rain brought by severe Tropical Storm “Ineng.”

Geronimo said train operations resumed at 12:45 noon after floodwaters in Dela Rosa Street and Paco railway station subsided at around 12:30 in the afternoon.  /muf

READ: LIST: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on Saturday, August 24, 2019 

 

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READ: LIST: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on Saturday, August 24, 2019 

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