November 24, 2017, 5:12 pm
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Female passenger loses right arm in MRT 3 accident

A FEMALE passenger of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 lost her right arm when she felt dizzy, lost her balance and fell in front of a the train’s coupling mechanism at the Ayala station in Makati City yesterday.

Transportation Secretary Cesar Chavez said Angeline Fernando, 24, just got out of a northbound train at 2:35 p.m. when the incident happened.

Chavez said that based on the MRT’s closed-circuit television cameras, Fernando fell in front of the coupling mechanism while the train started to move. The mechanism, called coupler, connects the train cars of the MRT. 

Chavez said the agency is investigating how Fernando’s arm was cut off.  Fernando was brought to the Makati Medical Center and is now in stable condition. Chavez said government will shoulder her medical expenses. – Evan Orias
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