Lightning kills man in Toledo, Cebu

Donna Lavares, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 22 2018 06:45 AM

TOLEDO CITY, Cebu - An 18-year-old man died after he was hit by lightning while he was resting under a tree in Barangay Casoy in Toledo City, Cebu on Thursday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Fail Gelig of Cogon Pardo in Cebu City.

According to Senior Police Officer 1 Roxam Enerio, the victim was in Barangay Casoy in time for the barangay's fiesta. 

He was doing street caroling with two other companions.

"He was done caroling and he was under a tree to get some shade. He suferred burns on his forehead, was rushed to a hospital but declared dead on arrival," Enerio said.

The incident happened during a thunderstorm in Toledo.

Gelig was the second man hit by lightning in Cebu this week. 

A man was also hit by lighting in Argao town last Tuesday.