Boy, 9, drowns in open well in Kano


Tragedy occurred in Kano, Monday, when a nine-year-old boy, Haliru Abdullahi of Kofar Kudu in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State, drowned in an open well.

The spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, who disclosed the incident, said that it occurred at about 9:00 a.m.

Mohammed said the deceased was playing along with his friends close to the well when he suddenly fell into the well.

“We received a distress call in the early hours of today (Monday) from a ward head, Hamza Abdullahi, at about 9:00 am that a boy had fallen into a well.

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 9:40 am.

“Abdullahi was rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead. His corpse was handed over to the Ward Head, Hamza Abdullahi,” Mohammed said.

The spokesman advised parents, who have wells in their homes,  to raise their height and provide them with lids so as to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

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