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MRT-3 on regulated service after man jumps to death on tracks

/ 01:41 PM October 15, 2019

Investigators examine the body of the man identified as Mas Sandamon, of Basilan, Mindanao, as train security officers look on. Photo from MRT-3 management

MANILA, Philippines — A man died after jumping and falling into the train tracks of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) in Makati City on Tuesday afternoon.

The man identified as Mas Sandamon, 21, of Marang Sumisip, Basilan, had been described by the MRT-3 management earlier  as a “street vagrant.” He allegedly jumped and fell on the tracks between the Buendia and Ayala stations.

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Photos provided by the MRT-3 management showed the man lying straight along the tracks of the MRT-3.

The Makati police station is still determining the background of Sandamon.

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Police said Sandamon died instantly after sustaining head injuries following the incident. /jpv

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