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Man, 55, drowns in well while attempting to rescue sheep in Kano

It was fatal tragedy for fifty-five-year-old man identified as Abdulhamid Muhammad who drowned in a water well trying to rescue one sheep.

The deceased, according to an eyewitness, seeing his sheep drowning inside the well, made frantic effort to rescue the animal but got himself drowned too after falling inside it in the process of the rescue.

The incident occurred in Sha’iskawa village, Dambatta Local Government of Kano State.

The Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Muhammed confirmed the incident.

He said the victim was rescued and rushed to the Dambatta General hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The PRO further said, “We received a distress call at about 04:37 am in our Dambatta Fire Station, from one Ummi Muhammad in Sha’iskawa village, Dambatta Local government area notifying us of the incident. “Upon receiving the information, we dispatched our team who discovered that it was a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Muhammad who fell inside a well.

“The incident happened when he was trying to rescue his sheep that fell inside the well.

“We rescued the victim and took him to Dambatta general hospital. The victim was confirmed dead by the physician.

“We advise people to stop putting themselves in such dangers, to inform the brigade in case of any incidents,” Muhammed stated.

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