ZAMBOANGA CITY - A Grade 8 student was killed when lightning struck the hut he and his friends ran for cover during a downpour last Saturday.
The 14-year-old was reportedly told to pick some marang fruit by his neighbor when the rains came along with lightning. He did not make it alive to the hospital.
Two of the teen's companions are confined in different hospitals.
The public is advised to go home or seek shelter every time there is a thunderstorm to avoid a lightning strike.