Kano: 60-year-old Man, Son suffocate inside well


A 60-year-old Kano man, Malam Bala and his 35-year-old son, Sunusi, reportedly died in a well at Sabon Garin Bauchi, while draining water from it.

The spokesperson of the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday said it occurred on Tuesday morning.

“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,” Abdullahi recounted.

He started that the victims were however brought out of the well unconscious and later confirmed dead.

Abdullah revealed that their corpses were handed over to Insp Felix Gowok of Wudil model police station.