Lightning kills kid in Zambo Sur-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Saturday, October 19, 2013
A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD child was killed by a lightning while nine houses were damaged in a storm surge in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Saturday.
The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (Adspo) identified the fatality as Bryan Relativo, a Grade 1 pupil, who died before reaching a hospital.
The police said that Relativo was seated at the main door in their neighbor’s house when hit by lightning around 3 p.m. Thursday at Purok 3 in the village of Palili, Midsalip town.
The police added that nine houses were destroyed during Thursday’s storm surged, including that of Midsalip Mayor Liwaya Angcap-Paras and Vice-Mayor Leonida Angcap.
The village hall and chapel of Guma also collapsed due to the storm surge, which also affected nearby villages of Poblacion A, and Poblacion B.