In early March, a train from Busan to Manila derailed and exploded at the station of the first train line to be affected by a train track-failure in the country.
The incident has sparked an investigation into the incident, but the Philippine government has yet to make a determination on what caused the train to derail.
The train’s operator, Railcorp, is still in the process of determining whether to file an accident report.
Railcorp spokesman Alex Abreu told Ars Technia that the company is still gathering information and has not yet made a determination whether to open an investigation or file an official accident report to investigate the incident.
The Philippines has more than a dozen rail lines that carry trains, but train accidents are the only known cause of rail accidents in the entire country.
Train accidents are usually blamed on poor maintenance and faulty equipment, although the train operator is typically the one at fault.
Train accidents are rare, but in some cases, they can lead to serious injury or death.
In December of 2017, a passenger train from Manila to Manila failed after rolling into the wrong track at the Busan station of its scheduled train.
The passenger train hit the concrete rails of the tracks and derailed.
At least five other train accidents have occurred in the last decade.
In May of 2018, a commuter train from Bogota to Manila collided with another train near the Philippines’ main train station.
The accident left the two train wrecks.
On August 16, 2017, two trains collided in a train derailment at the Quezon City, Metro Manila, train station in Quezon, Philippines.
Train accidents have also been reported in the rest of the country, including in the Philippine capital of Manila.
Train derailments occur when train cars derail into each other while moving at high speeds.
In one such case in 2017, train cars that had been moving at an estimated 5 km/h derailed and derailed at the Metro Manila station.