Binta Shehu, a ten year old girl who lives in Yanka Tsari village of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano state, has died after falling into an open well.
Confirming the incidence, the spokesman of the state fire service, Saidu Ibrahim, said at about 2.20pm on Wednesday, a distress called was received through one Musa Ibrahim informing the service of the incidence.
“A rescue team was dispatched to the scene and discovered that the victim had fallen into the well and was removed unconsciously but later confirmed dead,” he said.
Binta was said to have gone to the well to fetch water where she eventually fell and was later rescued unconsciously.
However, spokesman of the state fire service, Saidu Ibrahim revealed that, “The corpse has since been handed over to the ward head of the village, Junaidu Alasan, on behalf of the family.”
He advised households to wall up their wells to prevent children from such occurrence.