Elderly man dies of electrocution

By Jennifer P. Rendon

An elderly man died from electrocution in Badiangan, Iloilo on August 22.

The body of 72-year-old Jose Delfin was found 150 meters away from their home at Barangay Bitaoyan 2, Badiangan, around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

But Major Bonifacio Alabe, Jr., Badiangan police chief, said that the incident could have happened around 9 am that day.

Investigation indicated that Delfin may have touched the hanging wire that connects to their water motor.

He may have been checking the connection after the motor did not pump water when it was turned on.

After he did not go home for several hours, family members began looking for him.

His 37-year-old grandson, Elmer Arsenal, later found his body.

Despite that he was already stiff, he was still taken to Federico Roman Tirador Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Janiuay town where he was declared dead.

It can be noted that another man also died from electrocution at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Barangay Balantian, Balasan, Iloilo.

Tobias Quillan, 57, was found dead by his co-worker, Roland Billena, in a vegetated portion of the said place.

His hand was stuck to the chassis of an Elf truck.

It was believed that the victim could have touched the live wire that tangled with the truck’s wiper.