Two policemen have been killed and six others injured when lightning struck them in a mountainous area of the northern Philippines. The policemen were struck down as they rested in hammocks slung from tree trunks near the town of Malibcong, a police spokesman said.
The eight casualties were taken to hospital where two were pronounced dead, he added.
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A joyous occasion turned into tragedy after lightning struck and killed a boy marking his fourth birthday in the central Philippine island of Negros, a local paper reported on Wednesday. The boy was walking home Tuesday afternoon with his mother, Leonidas Buenafe, through a canefield in the district of Central Ma-ao in Bago City when he was hit by lightning, the Visayan Daily Star reported in its website (www.visayandailystar.com).
The boyâ€™s aunt Mylene Buenafe said the boy did not sustain burns on his body but his hair was burned. She said the victim was declared dead at the Bago District Hospital. Investigation showed that the boy and his mother had gone to the Central Ma-ao Public Market to buy the local delicacy called pancit and bihon (noodles) for his birthday celebration. They had passed by Myleneâ€™s house and a variety store before heading home through the canefield.
Interestingly, a teenager was also killed by lightning and three mine workers were injured a day earlier in the city of Sipalay, the same paper reported earlier.
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