The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of a 17-year-old boy, Muhammad Muktar-Tijjani, after drowning in an open water at Semegu Sabon Titi area of Kano on Saturday afternoon.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, in a statement in Kano, said the boy drowned when he fell into the open water.
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“We received a distress call at about 2:25 pm on Saturday from one Muhammad Bello.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 02:37 pm,” he said.
Abdullahi said Muktar-Tijjani was, however, brought out of the water lifeless.
He added that the corpse had been handed over to the Ward Head of Kankarofi, Muhammad Ibrahim. (NAN)