8 hurt after a Bicol-bound passenger train derailed and fell into a river in Quezon…
From: John A. Gilbuena
Oct. 26, 2012
Manila- A passenger train on way to the southeastern Philippines Bicol peninsula fell early Friday from a bridge after being derailed by deep flood waters which inundated the railways in Quezon’s Sariaya town south of Manila at the height of continued rains spawned by a tropical typhoon which hit Visayas and southern Luzon islands, marooning 120 passengers, eight of whom were hurt, police and disaster reports said.
Police and disaster officials said a flashflood derailed three coaches of the Bicol-bound Philippine National Railways (PNR) train which fell off a small bridge in the Village of Canda, Sariaya,Quezon at 2: 15 a.m. Eight of the passengers were rushed to a nearby hospital while the rest of the passengers were brought to Canda village’s multi-purpose hall, reports reaching Manila said.
The typhoon’s thick rains inundated much of southern Luzon island’s provinces, leaving scores of people dead and destroying most of agricultural crops supposed to be harvested before the Christmas holidays.