A 60-year-old well driller, Malam Bala, has suffocated to death in a deep well alongside his 35-year-old son Sunusi Bala in Kano State.
The tragic incident occurred at Sabon Garin Bauchi in Wudil local government area of Kano, about 35 kilometers away from the metropolis, where the two local well diggers were trapped in the water well they both dug.
Confirming the sad development, the spokesman of Kano state Fire Service, Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, revealed that men of the service who arrived at the scene could only rescue the lifeless bodies.
According to the fire service, Sunusi was in the well to clear the mud but got trapped in the water before the father entered the well to him.
“On arrival, they found that a father and his son who where called to drain a well water have been trapped,” Abudullahi said.
“We gathered that after they successfully drained the well, on the process to clear inside the well, the son of about 35 years old, by name Sunusi Bala enter inside the well and he becomes suffocated and trapped.
“There and then his father of about 60 years old by name Malam Bala trying to rescue him, but in the process also became victim when he also trapped due to the lack of oxygen inside the well. All victims rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead.”
The service spokesman disclosed that the corpses were handed over to the police model station in Wudil.