Sadi Yusuf, an eight year-old boy in Tamburawa Gabas town of Kano State on Tuesday died after falling into a well.
The spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria that the incident occurred at about 7.30 am. He said the deceased was sent by his mother to go and fetch water in the well.
“We received a distress call in the early hours of today (Tuesday) from a ward head, Isa Garba, at about 7:30am that a boy had fallen into a well. On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 7:42am. Yusuf was rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead; his corpse was handed to the Ward Head, Isa Garba,” the spokesman said.
Mohammed therefore advised parents who had wells in their homes, to raise their height and provide covers for same, to protect children.