Lightning strike kills 2, injures 1 in Zamboanga Sibugay

Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 15 2018 02:50 PM | Updated as of Jun 15 2018 03:36 PM

PAYAO, Zamboanga Sibugay - Two people died while another person is in critical condition after they were hit by lightning in Barangay Bulawan here, Thursday.

Forty-nine-year-old village guard Ranilo Navarro and 27-year old Michael Castillo were declared dead on the spot, while 22-year-old Eric dela Cruz sustained minor burns after being hit by lightning during a heavy downpour. 

All 3 men were working in a rice field and had sought shelter in a makeshift hut before the lightning strike. 

Dela Cruz was brought to the nearest hospital for treatment.