Father and son, drown in Kano well

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Tragedy as 60-year-old man identified as Malam Bala and his son, Sunusi Bala, 35, died in a well while draining water from it, at Sabon Garin Bauchi, in Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State.

A statement from the spokesperson of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, disclosed on Wednesday in Kano that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning.

He said “they 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, ” Abdullahi said.

“The victims were however brought out of the well unconscious and later confirmed dead. Adding that their corpses were handed over to Insp Felix Gowok of Wudil model police station.”

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