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Octogenarian dies in well in Kano

Mr Abdullahi said that the cause of the incident was under investigation.

• September 24, 2023
A well
A well used to illustrate the story

An 80-year-old man, Malam Rabiu, known as Na Allah Siraka, has died in a well at Sabon Sara, Gidan Aminu Ado, in Gwale Local Government Area(LGA) of Kano State.

This is contained in a statement by the public relations officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, on Sunday.

Mr Abdullahi said the incident occurred on Sunday morning.

“We received an emergency call at about 11:00 a.m. from one Hassan Abduallhi that a man had been trapped inside a well.

“We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 11:07 a.m,’’ he said.

Mr Abdullahi said Mr Rabiu lived alone in his house.

The PRO said the fire service rescue team brought Mr Rabiu’s body out of the well.

The spokesperson said the victim was handed over to the ward head of Sabon Sara, Muhammad Salisu-Iman.

Mr Abdullahi said that the cause of the incident was under investigation.


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