A 60-year-old man, Malam Bala, and his son, Sunusi Bala, 35, have been confirmed dead after drowing in a well they were draining at Sabon Garin Bauchi, in Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State.
Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi who confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday August 9, said the incident occurred on Tuesday morning.
The statement read;
“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.”
The statement added that the victims were brought out of the well unconscious and later confirmed dead.