1 dead, 2 injured from electrocution


A 20-year-old worker died while two others were injured from electrocution while repairing an artesian well in a remote village in Mabinay town in Negros Oriental on Sunday. Senior Supt. Harris Fama, Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office director, identified the fatality as Jessie Baisac of Barangay Dagbasan. Injured were Kenlou Dalios and Nicomedes Quitay, both of Barangay Paniabonan. The victims were pulling out the metal pipe from the artesian well that accidentally fell on the service drop wire of Negros Oriental Electric Company that sparked and electrocuted them. Baisac died on the spot, while the other two victims suffered burn injuries and are recuperating at the Dumaguete City Hospital.


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