Sunday, June 25, 2006

5 People Electrocuted In Zamboanga Fish Port

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Zamboanga Journal / 25 Jun) Five men were electrocuted and killed Sunday while working on a fishing port complex in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, police said.

Police said the five were working on a water treatment facility in the village of Sangali, about 45 km east of Zamboanga, when they were electrocuted.

Police gave no details of the tragedy, saying, investigators were still working on the case, but other reports said the accident was caused by a submersible water pump.

Local radio reports said one of the five men cleaning the water treatment plant was first electrocuted and his companions who rushed to help him were also electrocuted. A sixth worker survived the accident, it said.

The busy port hosts several factories manufacturing fishballs and fishing companies.

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