Passengers use umbrellas on leaky train in Philippines after monsoon

NewsflarePublished: August 9, 2018
Published: August 9, 2018

This is the bizarre moment train passengers in the Philippines had to use their umbrellas inside the carriage - when rain started pouring in.

Dozens of people were inside the carriage on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday afternoon (August 7).

The area had just been lashed with monsoon rains but showers had passed when water started pouring into the train.

Several people had to open their umbrellas to stop them from getting wet after the incident at around 4.30pm.

Onlooker Giselle Tolosa said: ''It was raining hard outside when I took the train. But it was no longer raining outside when the water started dripping from the train ceiling. It felt like we were on an amusement park ride.''

Owners of the MRT train blamed faulty air conditioning units for the leak.

Operators said in a statement that its trains' 10-year-old air-conditioners were supposed to be replaced a couple of years ago before its contract with the previous maintenance provider was terminated.

MRT management said they have already procured brand new air-conditioning units that are scheduled to arrive shortly.

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