DOTr to sue persons behind LRT-2 train collision

MANILA Charges await individuals who will be found responsible for the collision of two trains between the Anonas and Cubao stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) on Saturday night.

This as an investigation is currently conducted by the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) on the circumstances behind the incident.

I want to know what really happened and tell to me directly: Is this an accident? Is this a freak accident? If so, say it and why? Was there negligence? If so, tell me so that I can run after those who committed. We will prosecute them, said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade in a press briefing on Monday.

LRTA Administrator Reynaldo Berroya ordered the creation of a fact-finding committee that will determine the cause of the train collision that left 30 passengers and four LRT-2 personnel injured.

The DOTr and the LRTA assured that it would shoulder the medical expenses of the persons injured and provide them assistance.

The DOTr said a train parked at an inclined position on a pocket track near Anonas Station suddenly went down and ran through the eastbound track going to Cubao which eventually collided with a moving train from Cubao with passengers on board.

The incident resulted in the suspension of LRT-2 operations on Sunday morning as the trains involved in the collision were removed from the tracks.

The railway system resumed full operations at 12:13 p.m. on the same day. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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