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Regional News of Friday, 29 April 2022


Man dies in soakaway looking for phone in Kano

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A40-year-old man, Mu’azu Garba, has died in a soakaway (septic tank) at Jigirya, in Nassarawa local government area of Kano.

This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, on Thursday.

Abdullahi said the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon.

“We received an emergency call at about 1:35 p.m. from one Abbas Abubakar, that a man had been trapped inside a soakaway. The man was tryin to bring out his mobile phone that fell inside the soakaway. We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:45 p.m,” he said.

He said the victim was, however, brought out of the septic tank already dead, and his corpse was handed over to the ward head of Jigirya, Nuhu Adamu.

Abdullahi said the victim was using his mobile phone in the toilet when it fell inside and he went to get it from the sewer but did not make it back alive.

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