Lightning kills 1, injures 6 in Iloilo | Inquirer News

Lightning kills 1, injures 6 in Iloilo

/ 08:13 PM September 16, 2015

lightningILOILO CITY, Philippines–One person was killed while  six others were injured on Wednesday afternoon when a lightning struck a hut in Banrangay Calicuang in Dingle town in Iloilo.

The lone fatality was identified as Jojo Arban  of Lemery town in Iloilo who went to the farm to work as a laborer.


Wounded were Roland Tuazon, 34; Reyland Teñeso, 28; and Herminildo Tamayo, 55 all of Barangay  Tanghawan in Dingle; Reymund Daraug, 22 of Barangay San Jose, Dingle;  Ninoy Narciso, 25 of Daraug Street in Dingle and Danny Dusaran, 36 of  Barotac Viejo town.

The victims took shelter in the middle of a farm to take shelter from the heavy rain about 3 p.m. Suddenly, they heard a loud  explosion and were thrown out of  the hut.


“We were having shelter at the hut when we heard a huge explosion and we felt our bodies were trembling and the hut was shaking,” Tuazon said in Hiligaynon.

Arban, the lone fatality, fell in the canal.

​The survivors were confined at Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan town. They complained of body aches and dizziness. Joel Franco, INQUIRER Visayas/TVJ

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