Electrified clothesline kills pregnant woman, toddler in N. Ecija
STO. DOMINGO, Nueva Ecija — A family of three, including a 2-year-old boy, were killed when a live wire accidentally touched a clothesline in sitio (subvillage) Dagat-dagatan, Barangay (village) Malaya on Wednesday.
The electrified clothesline jolted Rebecca Garcia, 57, her 2-year-old grandson Mark Anthony Rido, and her pregnant daughter Eloisa, 31, who was hanging freshly laundered clothes at their yard at the time.
They were rushed to a district hospital but were declared dead on arrival.
Surgeons tried but failed to save Eloisa’s unborn seven-month-old baby.
Grieving relatives made sure both mother and baby would share a casket. /kga
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