The incident happened around 4 p.m. in Sitio Paclas, reports said. The victims were identified as Recto Bande, 36, and Julio Regalario, 39. Sonny Lorgonio sustained wounds and bruises on his feet.
Lorgonio said strong rains forced them to take shelter in a hut after working in a field. Lightning and thunder followed afterwards. The families of the victims are seeking financial help. Lorgonio, meanwhile, was traumatized by the incident but remained thankful that he survived. --Report from Jose Carretero, ABS-CBN Albay