Two students at the FEU and UST were electrocuted by a dangling wire on España Boulevard in Manila on Friday, September 19, reports said.
The UST Central Student Council (CSC) reported via its Twitter account that the UST student was killed after being electrocuted. The deceased was 22-year-old Siegfried Arcilla, a University of Santo Tomas medical student.
Our condolences to the family of our fellow Thomasian who passed away because of being electrocuted by a dangling live wire at Espana.
— UST CSC (@UST_CSC) September 19, 2014
He was electrocuted when he stepped on the live wire while he was walking near the university’s gate 1.
An 18-year-old Far Eastern University student was also reportedly electrocuted when he was walking in the same area. Inquirer said that the unidentified FEU student was with Siegfried Arcilla when the incident happened. ABS-CBN News was caught reportedly saying that he is now in stable condition at the UST hospital.
Inquirer also reported that another student from the Far Eastern University was also electrocuted by the same open wire. He was rushed to UST Hospital and was said to be in critical condition.