Man drowns in Kano pond

There was pandemonium in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State following the drowning of three children in a river.

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of a 25-year-old man, Sani Alassan, after drowning in a pond in Saye, Bichi Local Government Area of the state.

This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Saminu Abdullahi, on Monday in Kano.

Abdullahi said: “We received a distress call from one ASP Muhammed Zakarain of Bichi Fire Station at about 1:35 pm, on Sunday afternoon about the incident.

“On receiving the information, we deployed our rescue team to the scene at about 2:15 pm and Alassan was, however, brought out of the water dead.”

He said the corpse had been handed over to the deceased’s father one Malam Alhassan Muhammed.

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The spokesman said the cause of the death was being investigated.

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