3-year-old girl dies in lightning strike

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014


A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl died while his cousin was wounded when lightning struck a house in a remote village in Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Wednesday.

Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) Spokesman Senior Inspector Joseph Ortega said the incident took place around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the village of Soguilon, Siayan municipality.

Ortega identified the fatality as Jelemae Igod, who died while being transferred to Sindangan District Hospital.

Wounded was Ronald Igod, 19, a farmer, who was admitted at the hospital.

Ortega said the victims were inside the house listening to a radio amid the heavy downpour when lightning suddenly struck and hit them.

Ortega said the victims were immediately brought to Siayan Diagnostic Center.

They were later transferred to Sindangan District Hospital where the younger Igod died, Ortega said. (Bong Garcia)

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