A farmer was killed and his wife was seriously injured early last Friday morning when lightning struck their house in the farming village of Jose Dalman town, Zamboanga del Norte.

Superintendent Michael Nicolas, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 9, said Narciso Gumias Calongo, 52, was killed and his was Arlene Calongo, 45, was hurt in the lightning strike.

According to police, Calongo was standing at the doorstep of his house to check the weather when lightning struck a coconut tree meters away and caught him and his wife.

Calongo died on the spot while his wife was brought to the local rural health unit before she was transferred to Zanorte Hospital for further treatment.