60-year-old Man and His Son Drown in a Well.
A 60-year-old man, Malam Bala, and his son, Sunusi Bala, 35, have been confirmed dead after drowning in a well they were draining at Sabon Garin Bauchi, in Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Tuesday, August 8, when the father of the boy tried to rescue him after he was trapped in a well they were contracted to drain.
Kano state’s Fire Service PRO, Saminu Abdullahi who disclosed the incident through a statement on Wednesday, August 9, said their men were dispatched to the scene of the incident on Tuesday morning as soon as they were contacted.
“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.” the statement reads.
“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 concluded by saying the victims were brought out of the well unconscious and later confirmed dead.