Two persons die of electrocution

Two persons died of electrocution in separate incidents in Malinao town, Aklan.

Arturo Ingeniero, 58, was found dead 8 a.m. on April 15, 2018, near their house at Barangay Banaybanay, Malinao.

According to Senior Police Officer 2 (SPO2) Rufino Iquiña, Malinao police investigator, Ingeniero’s family had been looking for him after he left their house earlier that day.

Juvy Restar, a neighbor of the victim, informed them that she noticed someone near their house who was cutting bamboo trees. She assumed that the person may have been Ingeniero.

When they checked, the family saw Ingeniero’s body slumped near the newly-cut bamboo.

Iquiña said it appeared that the cut bamboo hit the primary line of Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) and electrocuted the victim.

Meanwhile, Andrew Icabandi, 27, was electrocuted while fixing a pigpen near their house at Barangay Poblacion at around 6:20 p.m. on April 16.

The victim was with his father when he touched an open wire in a receptacle which led to his electrocution.

Icabandi’s father quickly pulled the live wire from the socket but it was already too late.

Icabandi was rushed to Saint Gabriel Medical Center by responding policemen but died an hour later while undergoing treatment.

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