“We are currently undergoing necessary intervention for the technical problem encountered. We apologize for the inconvenience,” Metro Rail Transit management said via it social networking site page.
“Derailed MRT train at Pasay-Taft Station. MMDA Rescue and enforcers on location. Expect heavy traffic,” it added.
The derailed train broke into the station barrier. According to initial report, the incident was mainly caused by power failure.
Operation of the entire MRT line was halted. As of posting time, there are no less than 50 passengers who have been hurt.
The incident also caused traffic build-up in Taft-EDSA area. Thousands of passengers are also stranded.