LUCENA CITY – A farmer died on Monday after accidentally touching a live wire while chasing a cat in the city of Mulanay, Quezon province.
Quezon Police reported on Tuesday June 27 that Mario Sabalboro, 38, and his 14-year-old daughter were chasing a feral cat in Barangay Ilayang Yuni around 10:30 p.m.
During the chase, Mario accidentally touched a live wire inside private property and died instantly.
His daughter tried to help her father but was also electrocuted and lost consciousness but only suffered injuries. She was taken to the Bondoc Peninsula District Hospital in nearby Catanauan for treatment.
In the town of Candelaria, two unidentified gunmen also shot dead a village guard on Monday.
Candelaria Police say Randy Tapero, 47, was on his tricycle as he was returning home to Barangay Pahinga Norte at around 7.30am when two men appeared and shot him repeatedly with a pistol .45.
The gunmen fled after the shooting and left Tapero dead on the spot. Police are currently carrying out a further investigation to identify the gunmen and establish the motive for the murder.
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