A nine-year-old girl identified as Hassana Aliyu of Kasarau Yamma quarters in Dutse, Jigawa, lost her life after falling into a well.
Alhaji Ahmed Danyaro, the Director, Jigawa State Fire Directorate, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Friday that the incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Danyaro said: ”No body can ascertain how the deceased fell into the well as we just was received a distress call that she has fallen into the well in their home.
”On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team which rescued her unconscious and later confirmed dead at hospital.”
He said that the deceased’s corpse had since been handed over to her parents for burial.
The director advised parents who have wells in their homes to raise their height and provide covers for them to protect their children and wards.
According to him, the agency will continue to sensitise the public on how best to use wells at homes.
In a related news, a 10-year-old boy, Umar Sannafi, on Tuesday night died in a well at Kurna Asabe (Gogurawa) in the Faggae Local Government Area of Kano state.
The Spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Kano on Wednesday that the incident occurred at about 08:25 pm.
“We received a distress call on Tuesday night at about 08:25 pm from one Mustapha Lawal that a boy had fallen into a well.
”On receiving the information, we quickly sent our team and a vehicle to the scene at about 08:40 pm.
“There is no water in the well and the cause of the incident is still under investigation to know what happened.
“Sannafi was found dead and his corpse was later handed over to the Ward Head of Gogurawa Quarters, Alhaji Yakubu Isa,’’ the spokesman said.
Two children have died following an early morning fire outbreak in a two-bedroom house at Sharada, Ja’en Yamma, in Kano metropolis yesterday.
The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the victims were aged four and seven years.
“We received a distress call in the early hours of this morning (Monday) from one Malam Bello Tukur at about 2:09 a.m. that there was a fire outbreak at a dwelling house.
“Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched a fire engine to the scene at about 2:15 a.m, to bring the fire under control,’’ he said.
Mohammed said the parents of the children had run out of the house in search of help from neighbours when the fire started, but efforts made to retrieve the children was not successful.
He said however that the firemen later handed over the corpses of the two children to the police after putting off the fire, adding that investigation had commenced to determine the cause of the incident.
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