Train derailed in Manila due to stolen metal clips

A train was derailed in Manila Tuesday afternoon, forcing the Philippine National Railways to temporarily suspend southbound trips.

Radio dzBB on Wednesday reported that the train went off track at about 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, as it was preparing to leave the Tutuban Station for a southbound run to Sucat in ParaƱaque City.

While no one was reported injured, an initial investigation showed the derailment stemmed from missing metal clips holding the rails in place.

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