Fire Service confirms death of father and son in Kano well

Written by on August 10, 2022

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of a 60-year-old father, Malam Bala and his son, Sunusi Bala, who drowned while drilling a well at Sabon Garin Bauchi, Wudil Local Government Area.

According to the spokesperson of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, one Isma’ila Idris informed the service of the incident, while an attempt to rescue both of them failed.

Abdullahi explained that following the completion of drilling the well, the son was the first to be trapped and suffocate in the well while he went to clear it.

In a rescue mission to save his son, the father also got trapped and suffocated in the well.

Abdullahi added that the bodies have been handed over to Inspector Felix Gowok of Wudil model police station.

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