Philippine Daily Inquirer - - METRO - By Jovic Yee @jovi­cy­eeINQ

A 24-year-old woman lost an arm when she fell off the plat­form at the Metro Rail Tran­sit-3 Ayala sta­tion on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Ac­cord­ing to Ce­sar Chavez, trans­port un­der­sec­re­tary for rails, An­ge­line Fer­nando had just alighted from a train on the north­bound lane when she felt dizzy.

As the train was leav­ing the sta­tion, she fell into the space be­tween the first and sec­ond cars. Her arm, how­ever, got caught in the coupler link­ing the two train cars to­gether.

Au­thor­i­ties rushed Fer­nando to the Makati Med­i­cal Cen­ter at 2:35 p.m.

Based on a re­port from MRT Ayala sta­tion su­per­vi­sor Raffy Robles, Chavez said that Fer­nando was al­ready out of dan­ger. Her hos­pi­tal bills would be shoul­dered by the MRT-3, he added.

When asked if Fer­nando could have been pushed by other pas­sen­gers, Robles told Chavez that this was un­likely be­cause there were few rid­ers at that time, Tues­day be­ing a hol­i­day. Chavez, how­ever, said the Makati po­lice was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

The MRT-3 short­ened its run as a re­sult, op­er­at­ing only be­tween North Edsa and Shaw sta­tions at 3:06 p.m. Oper­a­tions nor­mal­ized at 3:39 p.m.

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