Lightning kills 2 farmers, injures another in Zamboanga Sibugay


Two farmers died and another was severely injured after being hit by lightning in Zamboanga Sibugay, police said Friday.

Ranilo Navarro Sr., 49, Michael Castillo, 27, and Eric dela Cruz, 22, who were working on the rice field in Brgy. Bulawan in Payao town late Thursday afternoon, June 14, took shelter due to heavy rain, Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 said.

But they were hit by lightning, resulting to the death of Navarro and Castillo.

Dela Cruz was seriously injured and was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.