BADOC, Ilocos Norte, Oct. 2, 2021–A 39-year-old farmer died when a lightning bolt struck him in an open field at Brgy. Saud, this town.
P/Major Joseph Tayaban, the town police chief, identified the victim as Dexter Gampong y Valencia, a resident of the same barangay.
Investigation showed that the victim went to the field to herd his farm goats when the lightning strike hit him amid a drizzle and thunder.
A fellow farmer who went to the same place to herd his own flock of goats saw the victim sprawled in the ground.
Dr. Edgar Cabading, the municipal health officer, examined the victim’s body severed by the lightning bolt. (tri-media report)