• TWO KILLED, ONE HURT IN LIGHTNING STRIKE

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    TWO persons were reportedly killed and another injured after lightning struck a group of farmers on Monday afternoon in a village in Ilocos Norte, police reports said Tuesday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the two killed by the lightning as Donald Bineg, 35 and Trinidad Tutop, 67 while injured and in serious condition was Imelda Bautista, 49. The reports said the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Monday at a rice field in Barangay Elizabeth in Marcos town of that province. A group of farmers were reportedly tending the rice field under heavy downpour when lightning struck hitting three of them, killing the two almost instantly, the reports said. Reports said that, Bautista was brought to the Marcos General Hospital for treatment while the two fatalities were taken to a nearby funeral parlor.
    Anthony Vargas

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