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Man walking on flooded street, electrocuted


A man was allegedly electrocuted while crossing a knee-deep flooded area in Star Apple, Drive, Barangay Baliwasan, Zamboanga City, on Saturday.

Police Station 11 report identified the victim as Ricky Teofilo, 59, a resident of the same place.

Teofilo was brought to Brent Hospital for medical attention and was latertransferred to Zamboanga City Medical Center where he is now admitted.

Investigation conducted by PO1 Rigor Morados, Investigator-on-case, showed that the victim was going to a store, crossing the flooded area when he got electrocuted.

Probers said the relative of the victim saw the incident and immediately rescued Ricky and rushed him to the hospital.

Accordingly, local residents informed personnel of Baliwasan Barangay Hall that the arealost power supply after an electric wire was cut-off.

The residents failed to notice that the live wire fell into the water that flooded area.

The incident is still under investigation. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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