The Kano State Fire Service on Tuesday confirmed the death of an 11-year-old girl, Fatima Abdullahi, in a well in Zaura Ganduje, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.
The Spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that the accident happened on Tuesday morning.
Mohammed told NAN that the service received a distress call from Dawanawu Fire Station that a girl had fallen into a well and responded immediately.
He said that firemen could only retrieve the body of the girl from the well as she had died before they got to the scene.
He said: “We received a distress call from our Dawanau fire station at 10:54 a.m. that a girl had fallen into a well.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at 11:10 a.m.
“She was found dead and her corpse was handed over to the ward head of Zaura, Alhaji Idris Shua’ibu.’’
The official said that the circumstances surrounding the girl’s death was being investigated.
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