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Man falls inside well, dies while trying to rescue sheep in Kano


A 55-year-old man died on Tuesday after he fell into a well while trying to rescue his sheep which had earlier slipped into the well.

The Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Muhammed who confirmed the development, said the victim was rescued and rushed to the Dambatta General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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It was gathered that the incident leading to Muhammad’s death occurred in Sha’iskawa Village when the deceased was trying to rescue his sheep that fell in the same well.

Muhammed said,

“We received a distress call at about 04:37 am in our Dambatta Fire Station, from one person (names withheld) in Sha’iskawa village, Dambatta Local Government Area notifying us of the incident.”

He added that “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.”

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According to him, the incident happened when he was trying to rescue his sheep that fell inside the well. After being taken out of the well, “we took him to Dambatta General Hospital. The victim was confirmed dead by the physician.

The PRO then advised people ‘to stop putting themselves in such dangers, and to inform the brigade in case of any incidents.”

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