Boy fatally struck by lightning while swimming in Gensan
A swimming outing with friends proved fatal for a 13-year-old boy who was struck by lightning in General Santos City, police said Friday.
The 13-year-old sought shelter under a mango tree after swimming when rain suddenly fell and lightning struck him, radio dzBB's Tuesday Niu reported.
Initial reports reaching Philippine National Police in Camp Crame indicated the incident occurred Wednesday at Barangay Buayan in General Santos City.
At the time, the boy and some friends went swimming but the boy decided to rest under the mango tree when he felt chilly.
While he was resting, heavy rain from a thunderstorm fell on the area. — ELR, GMA News