Lightning kills boy, injures 2 others in Zamboanga City
ZAMBOANGA CITY — A 14-year-old boy died and two others were in critical condition when lightning hit them at around noon on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Sitio Baluno, Barangay Salaan in this city.
Senior Insp. Shellamae Tubo-Chang, spokesperson of the Zamboanga City Police Station, said the three boys – Rovin Francisco Gaspar, 14; Jomari Solis de la Cruz, 14; and Penic de la Cruz Quijano, 7 – were just playing when lightning struck them.
“Victims were brought to Sanitarium Hospital in Barangay Pasobolong after an hour of the incident due to unavailability of transportation,” Tubo-Chang said.
The attending physician declared the boy Francisco dead on arrival, while Dela Cruz was taken in for treatment and the Quijano moved to the Zamboanga City Medical Center for further treatment. /atm
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