Lightning kills farmer in Ecija

TALUGTUG, Nueva Ecija -- A lightning killed a 48-year-old farmer working in his ricefield in this town on Monday, police said yesterday.

Reports said the fatality identified as Danilo Ramos, of Bgy. Nangabulan, was planting palay seedlings on his farm when he was accidentally hit by lightning that made him full on the ground unconscious.

The victim was immediately rushed to the rural health clinic here but was declared dead-on-arrival by the attending physician.

Police investigator Master Sgt. Ryan T. Reglos said the freak accident occurred at 1 p.m.

He said that based on an ocular investigation conducted at the site, the cause of the accident was an act of nature.