MRT 'sorry' for new mishap that left 6 injured

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 26 2018 03:53 PM

MANILA – The MRT-3 management apologized for the inconvenience caused by the collision of service vehicles on Wednesday morning, effecting 5,000 commuters and leaving at least 6 workers injured.

Passenger service started at 6:08 a.m. instead of 5:30 a.m. disrupting operations of the train line, MRT-3 maintenance director Mike Capati said in a press briefing.

He said the collision was caused by miscommunication between the driver and the control room. 

Six workers are still being treated for head injuries, back trauma, fractured limbs, and nasal laceration as of 1:20 p.m., according to the data released by the operator.

Based on the report, 2 workers were placed in the intensive care unit (ICU).

“Humihingi po kami ng pang-unawa at pasensya sa mga mananakay kanina. Sa aming mga empleyado makakaasa po kayo ng tulong mula sa amin.,” Capati said. 

(To our riders, we are asking for your understanding and patience. To our employees, rest assured that you'll receive assistance.)

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To prevent similar incidents, Capati said the management would add signage as far as 500 meters along the tracks for the safety of the maintenance team working before revenue hours. 

-- with reports by Isay Reyes and Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News