Lightning kills 2, injures 5 in Negros Occidental
BACOLOD CITY—Two sugarcane farm laborers were killed while five others were hurt after they were hit by lightning at Hacienda Porter, Barangay Bonifacio, Cadiz City, in Negros Occidental, past 10 a.m. on Thursday.
According to Cadiz City Vice Mayor Samson Mirhan, the farm workers were harvesting sugarcane when they noticed thick clouds in the sky.
Thinking that it would rain, the farm workers took shelter inside a hut when lightning struck, killing two persons and wounding five others.
Killed were Willy Montaya Barredo, 38, and Jovie Lubrico Humawan, 27, of nearby Hacienda Elvira also in Barangay Bonifacio.
Injured were Mark Humawan Sopuesca, 17, Cristobal Magbanua, 31, John Ray Silverio, 19, Silverio Valiente Lubrico, 43, and Jeffrey Lubrico, 23. RC
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