4 workers electrocuted in Talayan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/03 August) — Four workers who tried to erect an electric post mid-morning today in Talayan, Maguindanao were electrocuted upon contact with a GI pipe that was connected to a power line.

The victims were identified as Tanto Maula, Alidato Ingkas, Sadam Kaul and Watamama Kumpa. They were brought to the Notre Dame of Cotabato Hospital.

Kumpa sustained third degree burns all over his body and was reported to be in a very serious condition.

The local government, which ordered the erection of the post, was clueless on what went wrong. (Ferdinandh Cabrera/MindaNews)