ORMOC CITY-Two construction workers were killed while another one was injured when the metal pipe they were erecting as flag poles touched a live wire owned by the local electric cooperative resulting in their electrocution on Monday (Nov. 7).

Naval chief of police, Major Ryan Delima, identified the fatalities as Kirby Verutiao, 21, and Michael Corpin, 28, both construction workers and residents of Barangay Maurang, Caibiran, Biliran.

Hurt was Mark Edward Mondedo, 20.

Delima said that the three were erecting a flag pole at the Provincial Fire Marshal office at the government center in Barangay Larrazabal, Biliran at about 2:15 pm when the metal accidentally hit a live wire which resulted in the electrocution of the victims.