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Farmer dies of electrocution


A farmer died after he was accidentally electrocuted while fixing an electric line at Sta. Filomena Street, Sitio Lumbayao, Barangay Mercedes, this city, last Sunday.

Police Station 4 Commander, Chief Inspector Elmer Solon identified the fatality as Robert Gonzales y Guevarra, 46, married and a resident of the said place.

Responding emergency medical team gave first aid to the victim but he was declared dead on the spot.

Initial police investigation disclosed that at about 1:30 p.m. of Sunday, the victim was walking home from his farm when henoticed that awire connected to their house has been detached.He immediately tried fix the livewire without considering the heavy rainfall. He later got electrocuted and fell to the ground.

The victim’s corpse was brought by his relatives to their residence for proper burial. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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