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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

3 soldiers injured by lightning bolt in Kalinga now out of hospital

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Three of the four government troops who were injured by lightning in Kalinga have already been discharged from the hospital.


On May 12, four soldiers of the 54th Infantry Battalion were rushed to a medical facility after they were struck by lightning while on security operation at the boundary of Western Uma, Lubuagan and Balatoc, Pasil.


These four are Sgt. Dennis Bananao of Tanudan, Kalinga; PFC Melvin Danggalan of Paracelis, Mt. Province; PFC Abegil Awingan of Pinukpuk; and PFC Riel Angya of Pasil.

5th Infantry Division Spokesperson, Major Rigor Pamittan told GURU Press Cordillera this May 22 that Bananao, Danggalan, and Awingan are already out of the hospital.


Angya, on the other hand, remains at the facility as he is also getting treatment for dengue.


It was earlier reported that two of the four’s comrades, Cpl. Andrew Monterubio and PFC Inmongog Aronchay, did not survive the lightning and died on the spot.


Monterubio was laid to rest on Tuesday, May 21.