Elderly woman hit by PNR train in Manila

Posted at 09/21/12 2:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A woman died after she was hit by a train of the Philippine National Railways on Friday morning in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The victim was identified as vegetable vendor Valentina Arceo, 76. She died on the spot.

The train operator said the accident happened while they were travelling on a curved portion of the tracks.

The operator said he was able to pull the emergency brakes but it was already too late.

An investigation into the incident has been launched. – report from Noel Alamar, dzMM