Kano State: Two men died in a well while rescuing a hen


well sTwo men on Saturday died while rescuing a hen that fell into a well in Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano state.

It was gathered that the incident happened in Gargari village of the local government area at about 5am shortly before the Muslims dawn prayers.

The two men are Garba Adamu (60) and Ali Abdullahi (50). The hen belonged to Adamu but his neighbour Abdullahi jumped into the well when Adamu was trapped in it.

Efforts by neighbours to rescue the two men inside the well yielded no result.

When officials of the Kano Fire Service arrived, they maneuvered and removed the men from the deep well only to discover that they had ceased breathing. The chicken too was found dead.

In a telephone interview, the Director of the Kano state fire service, Alhaji Balarabe Kabara confirmed the report, saying his men removed the lifeless bodies of the men.

Kabara who described the death of the men as unfortunate said they have handed over their corpses to the Divisional Police Officer of the local government police division.

“When the first man jumped into the well in order to remove the hen, he drowned thus the other man went inside to rescue the first person,” he said in a phone interview.

It was gathered that the two men have since been buried at the burial ground of the area in line with Islamic injunctions.

When contacted the spokesperson of the Kano Police Command, ASP Magaji Musa Majia confirmed the report, saying the men were pronounced death at the General Hospital.


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