A 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Muhammad, has died after falling into a well.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened in Sha’iskawa village, in the Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State, when the deceased tried to rescue his sheep which was trapped in the well.
A spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Muhammed, confirmed the incident to our reporter in Kano on Tuesday.
He said the victim was rescued and rushed to the Dambatta General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to him, the Dambatta Fire Service Station received a distress call on the matter around 4.37am from one Ummi Muhammad in Sha’iskawa village.
Muhammed said, “After receiving the information, we dispatched our team, who discovered that it was a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Muhammad, who fell inside a well.
“The incident happened while he was trying to rescue his sheep that fell in the well. After rescuing the victim, we took him to the Dambatta General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.”