CALBAYOG CITY- Two were persons were killed while two others were injured after a lightning hit the passenger boat that they were on board past noon Thursday(May 31).
Killed were Reynaldo Delabajan, 28 and a worker of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) and Pedro Alimoot, a fisherman and a resident of Barangay Costa Rica, Sto. Niño, an island town also in Samar.
Based on police report, the fatalities were on board M/B Justine Joy when the bolt struck it while it was docked at the port of this city.
The bolt hit the middle post of the passenger boat where the victims were sitting. They died on the spot.
Peter Alimoot, 26, a student and a resident of Brgy. Costa Rica, and Jovane Campoanor, 26 and a resident of Almagro, Samar and a crew member of the ill-fated passenger boat, sustained injuries due to the freak incident.
It was learned that the passenger boat was hired by Napocor to transport diesel to Sto. Niño.
Delabajan, a resident of Sto. Niño, worked at the Napocor as an operator.
At the time of the freak incident, the city was experiencing heavy rains. (JENNIFER SUMAGANG-ALLEGADO)