MRT train coach catches fire, 3 passengers hurt
WATCH: MRT-3 train coach catches fire near Guadalupe station in Makati City, at around 9 p.m. today, October 9. | 📹Robbie Herrera/FacebookREAD: https://inq.news/MRT3fire
Posted by INQUIRER.net on Saturday, October 9, 2021
MANILA, Philippines — A northbound MRT-3 train coach caught fire between the line’s Guadalupe and Buendia stations on Saturday evening.
In a statement, the Department of Transportation MRT-3 (DOTr-MRT-3) said the fire was first reported at around 9:12 p.m.
The fire was extinguished at around 9:51 p.m., according to a statement posted on Facebook by the MRT-3 management. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), however, said the fire was extinguished at out around 9:56 p.m.
“No casualties and major injuries reported as of writing,” the MRT-3 management posted on its Facebook page.
However, the MRT-3 management said three women sustained bruises in their legs after jumping off the coach to the mainline tracks.
MRT-3 Director for Operations Michael Capati said the train coach hit by the fire is old and has not undergone a general overhaul.
Capati added that they are still checking if it is safe to allow the MRT-3 to operate on Sunday. The cause of the fire, meanwhile, is still being investigated, Capati said.
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