LUCENA CITY – A fisherman and a boy died after lightning struck them in separate incidents in Quezon province on Monday, police said in a report Wednesday, August 16.
Quezon police say fisherman Jordan Batralo, 52, was collecting shells along the coast of Tayabas Bay at Barangay Soliyao Ibaba in the town of Pitogo when a bolt of lightning struck and struck him around 4 p.m. Monday. His body was found by villagers who reported the incident to the police the following day.
In Lucena City, 11-year-old John Alexander Ballon was swimming in the waters off the coastal village of Dalahican when lightning struck him around 3 p.m.
Ballon suffered burns and died while being transported to downtown Sainte-Anne General Hospital.
On Monday afternoon, heavy rains suddenly poured over the city accompanied by lightning and thunderstorms.
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