• 6 people died while 17 including children were injured as lightning struck a tree above them in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental
  • The group of sugarcane harvesters were taking a rest after lunch time when rain poured
  • They took shelter under a tree but the misfortune happened

6 people died while 17 were injured — including children — after lightning hit the tree above them in Sipalay City on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the authorities, several sugarcane harvesters along with their children were taking a rest after lunch time when the rain poured.

To avoid becoming very wet, they sought shelter underneath a tree.

However, to their shock a lightning struck the tree.

Six of them were declared dead upon arrival at the Sipalay Hospital.

The others are currently being given medical treatment.

GMA’s SONA shared this video via YouTube:

Sources :

GMA News, YouTube