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Father, son suffocate to death in Kano while drilling well



A 60-year-old well driller, Malam Bala, and his 35-year-old son, Sunusi have suffocated to death while working in a deep well in Sabon-Gari, Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State.

  Neighbours said the two people were digging out sand when they were suddenly trapped in the water well.

  Confirming the incident, spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, said the two had died before his men arrived to recover their bodies.

  “Sunusi was in the well to clear the mud but got trapped in the water before the father entered the well to rescue him only to get trapped also. Eyewitnesses said  they had successfully drained the well, on the process to clear inside the well, the son of about 35 years old, by name Sunusi Bala entered inside the well and he was suffocated and trapped. There and then, his father of about 60 years old, by name Malam Bala, tried to rescue him, but in the process also became victim when he was  also trapped due to lack lack of oxygen inside the well. All victims were rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead,” Abdullahi said.

According to him, their corpses were handed over to the police.

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