• Mother, daughter killed by lightning


    BAUANG, La Union: Lighting struck dead a mother and her daughter while the son-in-law survived in Barangay Urayong on Sunday. Lolita Bancoyo, 54 and daughter, Marlyn B. Soriano, 26, were declared dead on arrival at the Ilocos Training Regional Medical Center. Marlyn’s husband, Marfer, suffered from burns on his thigh and is under treatment. Rolando Bancoyo, the son of Lolita, who witnessed the incident, said his mother and the couple were inside the house when a blinding light hit a tree near their kitchen. Office of the Civil Defense Regional Director Melchito Castro, in a radio interview, said the victims’ families will be given financial assistance and cautioned the public to be alert during heavy downpour and thunderstorms.


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