Lightning kills 5 farm animals

DINGRAS, Ilocos Norte, May 13–At least three cows and two carabaos were killed instantly when a lightning bolt struck them while they were grazing in the open field in the afternoon here, police said yesterday.

Luckily, the farmers who live in the nearby area were spared from the lightning incident.

Police authorities had advised the farmers to herd their farm animals to a safe place in the early afternoon when lightning usually occurs especially during rainfall.

Record showed that there were more tragic lightning incidents claiming human and animal lives here and nearby eastern towns of Ilocos Norte during the recent years.(tsg)