Charcoal maker killed, 2 hurt by lightning in Zamboanga City
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A young man was killed while two others were injured during a lightning strike in Barangay Upper Bunguiao here Thursday.
Nestor Atilano, village chief of Bunguiao, said Reynante Francisco, a 23-year-old charcoal maker died when the lightning hit him on the chest.
Atilano said Francisco and two others took shelter under a mango tree about noontime as it was raining when the lightning struck.
He did not name the other victims, who survived the freak accident.
“The upper portion of the tree split into two,” he said. SFM
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