Lightning kills farmer, hurts 6 others in Ilocos Norte

Posted at 05/01/2012 2:30 PM | Updated as of 05/01/2012 2:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A farmer died and 6 were injured after they were struck by lightning in Marcos town, Ilocos Norte on Monday afternoon.

Farmer Christopher Martin died after he was struck by lightning while staying under a shed in the middle of the field in Barangay Ragas.

Martin, a resident of Barangay Santiago, was declared dead on arrival at Marcos District Hospital.

Six other farmers, who were with Martin in the same shed, also suffered injuries. – report from Randy Menor, ABS-CBN News Ilocos