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Lightning hits cell phones, kills 2 men in Camarines Norte

Photo courtesy: Sta. Elena Municipal Police Station

Two men were killed in Camarines Norte when they were struck by lightning while playing online games.

Sta. Elena Municipal Police Station identified the fatalities as cousins Jimboy Magsino Lora and Jericho Compra Lora, both 18.

Police said that on Saturday afternoon they went out of their house in the mountain barangay of Patag Ilaya, in Sta. Elena town, to look for mobile signal.

The victims, who sat near a tree in a high part of the mountain, were struck by lightning.

According to police, their bodies were burned. Their mobile phones were also destroyed due to the lightning strike.

Photo courtesy: Sta. Elena Municipal Police Station

Photo courtesy: Julie Ann Berdin

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