13 years old drowns in Kano

Drowning person used to illustrate the story [Today.ng]

A 13-year-old boy, Usman Faisal, has drowned while taking his bath in a pond at Gadam Village of Ungogo Local Government Area in Kano State, according to an official.

Saidu Mohammed, the spokesperson of the Kano State Fire Service, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday

Mr Mohammed said the incident happened on Tuesday morning when the deceased went to take his bath.

“We received a distress call from one Haruna Hamza at about 9:10 a.m. that a body was found floating on a pond.

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 9:20 a.m.

“Faisal was found dead and his corpse was later handed over to the ward head of Dandishe, Alhaji Salisu Almustapha,’’ he said.

The spokesperson advised members of the public, especially children who could not swim to stop bathing in ponds.

Mr Mohammed also advised parents and ward heads to enlighten their wards to stay away from open water bodies to prevent harm, including contracting of diseases.

On May 24, another boy, Auwalu Ibrahim, was found dead in a pond at Kwanar Ungogo in the same local government area.

(NAN)

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