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Metro car window explodes

METRO managers have launched an investigation into another mysterious window glass explosion, this time on a Metro train that was moving.

Metro officials said yesterday that the likely cause was someone hitting the glass and damaging it beforehand.

Passengers onboard a Metro Line 2 train were shocked as a window shattered into pieces about 9pm on Tuesday as it was running inside the tunnel near Nanjing Road E. Station.

No one was hurt.

It was the second such incident this summer. On the evening of July 3, a window on a Line 3 train exploded shortly after pulling into the station.

Witnesses reported to have seen round holes in the window before it shattered, causing some to believe it had been sabotaged by air gun bullets. Line 3 operates completely above ground, making such an attack from nearby buildings along the route feasible.

Initial investigation into Tuesday's case suggested the glass could have already borne certain damage caused by exterior force, which then triggered the explosion, said Lan Tian, a Metro official.

Witnesses said the window frame was still tightly in place, suggesting the blast was not caused by a loosened structure.

"If any deliberate intention of damage is discovered, we would alert police to launch a criminal investigation," a Metro official said.


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