Man jumps on MRT tracks at Guadalupe station

MANILA, Philippines - An unidentified male allegedly jumped on the tracks of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 Guadalupe Station on Tuesday, March 14 forcing the MRT to partially suspend its operations.

Man jumps on MRT tracks at Guadalupe station
In his interview with ABS-CBN News, director for operations Deo Manalo revealed that the male passenger jumped while a northbound train was entering the station at around 1:50pm. Although he did not sustain serious injuries and only had a few scratches, the male passenger was rushed to a hospital.

“Buhay naman po siya. Tinitingnan ang mga vital signs,” Manalo told reporters.

Because of the incident, MRT authorities implemented provisional service and temporarily limited train services from North Avenue to Shaw Boulevard Stations at around 2pm. Passengers were asked to disembark the coaches.

Almost an hour after the incident, authorities lifted the provisional service and restored normal operations from North Avenue to Taft Avenue station and vice versa.

Authorities are yet to review a CCTV footage of the incident to determine if the man deliberately jumped or was pushed into the train tracks.

It wasn’t the first time that a man had jumped into the tracks of the said station.

In 2013, a man, estimated to be from 20 to 30 years old, died after he reportedly jumped off from the train platform in the same MRT station. According to then Makati police chief Senior Superintendent Manuel Lukban, the man suddenly jumped onto the northbound railway of the station in front of an oncoming train. His body was dragged for another 30 meters by the train.

Authorities believe that the incident was intentional due to the position of the body under the train.

--Mini, The Summit Express

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