Girl, 8, dies of electrocution

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – An eight-year-old girl died of electrocution at Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City, Negros Occidental Sunday.

Police withheld the name of the victim who was a Grade 2 pupil of Escalante Central Elementary School.

Based on the statement of the victim’s 32-year-old mother, her daughter went to the back of their house and suddenly fell to the ground beside the streetlight post.

They thought the child fell from a tree but they later found out that she was electrocuted after she allegedly touched the streetlight post.

She suffered burns on her left leg which caused her death.

Another child also experienced the same but he survived after his mother pulled him away from the same post.