Lightning kills farmer, hurts 6 others in Ilocos Norte


Posted at May 01 2012 02:30 PM | Updated as of May 01 2012 10:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A farmer died and 6 were injured after they were struck by lightning in Marcos town, Ilocos Norte on Monday afternoon.

Farmer Christopher Martin died after he was struck by lightning while staying under a shed in the middle of the field in Barangay Ragas.

Martin, a resident of Barangay Santiago, was declared dead on arrival at Marcos District Hospital.

Six other farmers, who were with Martin in the same shed, also suffered injuries. – report from Randy Menor, ABS-CBN News Ilocos