The 38-year-old Wilfredo Javier was sleeping inside his hut in Sitio Guba, Barangay Conciencia, Panitan, Capiz when lightning hit him around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. SOFT.NET

ROXAS City – Lightning struck a man in Sitio Guba, Barangay Conciencia, Panitan, Capiz past 12 midnight on Tuesday.

He was the 38-year-old Wilfredo Javier, a resident of Conciencia,

Javier – who works as a poultry farm caretaker – was sleeping inside his hut when lightning hit him around 12:30 a.m., according to the Panitan police.

Javier was with his brother Jeffry at the time.

Jeffry told the police that he heard a loud explosion and found Javier’s left foot bleeding and burned.

He then took his brother to the Ernie Delfin’s house to ask for help.

Javier was rushed to the Bailan District Hospital in Panitan for treatment. He was later transferred to the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital where he was currently recuperating./PN

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