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Leyte lineman helping in power restoration in Lawin-hit Cagayan dies of electrocution

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- A lineman from Leyte province died after being electrocuted in a Cagayan town on Friday, November 18.

Jomar Benito, 30, was proclaimed dead on arrival, while his companion Reymund Guilaw is still recovering in a hospital.

Benito and Guilaw are among the more than 80 linemen from Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative who arrived in Cagayan on Wednesday, November 16, to help in the restoration of power in the areas badly hit by super typhoon last month.

Solana town police SPO4 Roque Binayug, in his statement to Cagayan Electric Cooperative (CAGELCO), said Benito might have touch a live wire connected to a generator in a nearby house.

Binayug said Guilaw was hurt after he kicked Benito out of the live wire. Both of them fell off the electric post.

Some parts in Cagayan are yet to have their power restored, a month after Lawin struck.

CAGELCO earlier said they are expecting to fully restore in power in affected areas in more than 2 months, but not later than Christmas. TNF

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One Comment

  1. Angelica galo

    November 20, 2016 at 3:46 AM

    Kung sino pa ung tumutulong sya pa ung namatay.. May You rest in peace kuya thanks for helping. .

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