Kano man, son drown in well

NEWS DIGEST – A sixty-year-old man, identified as Malam Bala, and his son, Sunusi Bala, 35, died in a well at Sabon Garin Bauchi, in Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State, while draining water from the well.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement revealed that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning.

Abdullahi said, “We received an emergency call from Wudil Fire station at about 11:30 a.m from one Isma’ila Idris that two men had been trapped inside a well. We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 11:33 a.m.

“A father and his son were called to drain a well. They had successfully drained it. But, the son went back into the well to clear it when he was trapped and suffocated.

“His father went after him to rescue him when he also got trapped and suffocated due to the lack of oxygen inside the well.”

The statement noted that the victims were brought out of the well unconscious and later confirmed dead.

It added that their corpses were handed over to Inspector Felix Gowok of Wudil Model Police Station.

He attributed the cause of the incident to lack of oxygen.

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