Ibrahim Ali, an 11-year-old boy, drowned in the open water at Gunduwawa junction located in Gezawa Local Government Area of the Kano State, Nigeria, on Friday, 10 June.
Saminu Abdullahi, the PRO (Public Relations Officer) of Kano State Fire Service, revealed this incident yesterday during a statement issued by him in Kano.
He stated that an emergency call was received in the morning around 10:33 from Ibrahim Burga, and the rescue team was immediately sent to the site around 10:45 am.
He told that the boy was unconscious when brought out of the water but was later confirmed dead.
The corpse has been handed over to Sa’adu Ahmed, the ward head of Gunduwana, as per Abdullahi.
In a similar incident that took place at Kurna Tudun Rugudi in Ungogo Local Government Area, a 21-year-old Shehu Shua’ibu also lost his life due to drowning. This incident happened on Thursday afternoon, 9 June.
Saminu Abdullahi, the Fire Service PRO, stated Shua’ibu was brought unconscious out of the water but was later declared dead, further adding that his corpse has been given over to the ward head of Tudun Fulani, Rabiu Abubakar.
No further information has been disclosed yet about the family of the deceased by the police authorities of Kano state in Nigeria.
Furthermore, in Kano, the State Fire Service stated that it had rescued a two-year-old cat which sank inside a well around the Medile transformer line in Kumbotso Local Government Area.
As per an official statement by the police officials, it was said that the cat was rescued alive and was given to the owner, Ibrahim Abdullahi.
Several drowning incidents have been reported recently in the state of Kano in the open waters, and people could not be saved from this incident as they fell unconscious in a few minutes.