A 10-year old girl identified as Binta Shehu has died after falling into an open well in Yanka Tsari village of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano. The girl was said to have gone to the well to fetch water where she eventually fell and was later pulled out unconscious.
Confirming the incidence, the spokesman of the state fire service, Saidu Ibrahim, said at about 2.20 pm on Wednesday, a distress called was received through one Musa Ibrahim informing the service of the incident.
“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.
The corpse has since been handed over to the ward head of the village, Junaidu Alasan, on behalf of the family,” he said
He advised households to wall up their wells to prevent children from such occurrences.