A man and his nephew were killed after allegedly being electrocuted while picking vegetables in Quezon.
According to a report by Paul Hernandez on GMA Regional TV "Balitang Southern Tagalog," the two men were found lying in the mountainous area of Santa Rosa Barangay Mulanay, Quezon, on Wednesday afternoon.
The bodies were identified as Fabian Bia and Sherwin Mediavilla.
Police said the victims were electrocuted by the dangling power line covered by weeds.
“Eh may mga wirings du'n na nakakalat dala ng bagyo nu'ng mga nakaraang ulan, natumbang poste eh hindi na-check,” said Police Captain Joseph Ian Java, Mulanay Police Station Chief.
Both victims were farmers and told their relatives that they would climb the hill to pick vegetables.
A concerned citizen saw the bodies after the victims failed to return home.
"May concerned citizen na naggu-gulay din du'n, kamag-anakan din nila. Nagtaka kasi mga ilang oras nang hindi bumabalik 'yung mag-tiyuhin kaya sinundan,” Java explained.
Authorities reminded the Mulanay residents to be careful and not to move the electric cables in the area to avoid accidents.
"Maaaring i-report nila agad sa kinauukulan 'yung mga ganyang klaseng wirings kasi talagang delikado 'yan, para maaksyunan agad ng mga tong may responsibilidad upang ayusin ang mga bagay na ganyan,” Police Captain Java added.
However, GMA Regional TV Balitang Southern Tagalog is still trying to get a statement from the victim's family. —Sherylin Untalan/NB, GMA News