Aguirre: No definite results yet on probe into detached MRT coach

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 05:27 PM December 26, 2017
MRT 3 breakdown

Passengers of MRT 3 go hiking along the tracks after one of the cars got detached along the northbound section between Ayala and Buendia stations in Makati City, disrupting their trip. One of them, Sinag de Jesus, shared this photo with the Inquirer.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has yet to conclude its probe on the detachment incident of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT).

Last month, Aguirre issued an order for the NBI to conduct an investigation on the MRT coach that detached from a northbound train between Ayala and Buendia stations on November 16.


READ: NBI heads probe of detached MRT-3 car

The justice chief ordered the probe upon a request from the Department of Transportation (DOTr).


“Wala pang definite results ang investigation sa MRT (There is no definite results yet),” Aguirre said on Tuesday.

According to the MRT’s Service Status site, more than 30 train glitches have already been reported on the transit line since the decoupling incident.

In a briefing last November 16, technicians who inspected the coaches said they ruled out any electrical or mechanical problem.

The DOTr hinted the possibility of sabotage after its initial probe revealed that the black box, or the Messma Card, of the detached train coach was missing. /je

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