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LRTA to probe train collision

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) management has ordered the investigation on the recent collision of two trains between Anonas and Cubao stations which left 34 people hurt.

In a statement, LRTA administrator Reynaldo Berroya called the crash as an
“isolated case.” This was the first time that this happened in the 16 years that the line has been operating.

“The (DoTr) and (LRTA) offer our sincerest apologies to all passengers affected by (Saturday’s) incident at the LRT-2 between Cubao and Anonas Stations… The DoTr and LRTA assure the public that we are taking this incident very seriously, and are exerting all efforts to prevent this kind of incident from happening again,” the statement said.

LRT-2 immediately resumed its operation on Sunday, May 19.

Authorities removed the two trains involved in the collision and cleared the rails before resuming operations at 10:47 AM in which only five trains were running. At least 30 passengers and four personnel were injured during the collision of two trains along the LRT Line-2 at 9:51 pm on Saturday.

Light Rail Transit Authority spokesperson Atty. Hernando Cabrera explained that a dead train or a defective train parked at a pocket track between Anonas and Katipunan stations moved and entered the main line.

The dead train then hit head-on an incoming train from Cubao station.

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