3 dead, 3 injured in Agusan lightning strike-A A +A
Thursday, September 5, 2013
THREE persons died while three others were injured when a lightning hit them in Las Nieves town in Agusan del Sur on Wednesday afternoon, police said Thursday.
Police Officer 3 Enriqueto Torralba Jr. identified the fatalities as Yolly Medrano, Bernabe Tigon, and Jeleon Aca.
Injured were Jonathan Jaben, Joel Bernas, and Victor Vasallo who are recuperating at the Agusan del Norte provincial hospital in Butuan City.
Torralba said the six sought refuge at a hut in Casiklan village around 4:30 p.m. during a downpour. He said the six were coming from tree harvesting.
"Since there is heavy rain, they decided to seek shelter at a hut. A lighting then occured and hit the hut where they were sheltering. The six of them were hit, three of them died on the spot," said Torralba.
In Cebu, two persons in Toledo City were separately killed after getting struck by lightning. Both victims died of burn injuries. (VR/Sunnex)