Man's head severed in PNR train mishap

By Dominic Almelor, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 07 2014 11:24 AM | Updated as of Apr 08 2014 04:52 AM

MANILA -- A hotel employee died on Monday after he was hit by a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train in Sampaloc, Manila.

The victim, 20-year-old Jordan de Jesus, was about to cross the railroad when he was hit by a north-bound train.

De Jesus' body was dragged for at least 200 meters, causing his head to be severed and his body to be dismembered.

Witnesses say De Jesus avoided a south-bound train but ended up being hit by the northbound train.

The victim recently finished his on-the-job training at a hotel and was supposed to start his job as a room attendant.

The victim's relatives do not have any plans of filing a case against PNR. They will not also demand any monetary assistance from PNR but said they would welcome any help from the agency.

Last Friday, 5-year-old Daniela Tolosa died after being hit by a train in the same area where De Jesus died.

Unlike the De Jesus family, Tolosa's relatives are appealing for financial help from PNR.

Residents living near the railroad are appealing to the government to construct a protective concrete wall in the area to avoid more accidents.