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2 kids electrocuted in Ecija

  • Written by Steve A. Gosuico
  • Published in Provincial
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PANTABANGAN, Nueva Ecija -- Two boys were electrocuted while playing outside their house here last Friday afternoon.

Killed were Renz Barcelo, 3, and Reymark Manalang, 6, both of Sitio Kalamansian, Bgy. West Poblacion, this town.

Town police chief Sr. Insp. Roderick N. Corpuz said the two kids accidentally met their death shortly after Renz’s mother Gemalyn arrived home at 1:15 p.m. after doing some laundry chores in a river near their house.
   
Investigation showed Gemalyn saw the two children playing outside the house but after 15 minutes, they were all suddenly gone.
   
She then promptly looked for them, until she saw her son lying unconscious on the ground with a fallen electrical wire under his back and the other kid beside him.
   
Police said the woman tried to hold her son but she was suddenly jolted with electric shock.
   
She then used a wooden stick to move away her son from the said electric wire on his back.
   
Afterwhich, she immediately rushed both kids to the Rural Health Unit here but they were pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians.
   
Police said the fallen electrical line is under the maintenance of the Pantabangan Municipal Electric System (PAMES) based here.