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Boy, 16, drowns in open water in Kano


The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of a 16-year-old boy, Muhammad Ghali, after drowning in an open water at Janbulo, Gwale Local Government Area of the state, on Tuesday night.

A statement issued on Tuesday in Kano by the Public Relations Officer of fire service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, said that the boy drowned in the open water popularly called ‘Promise’.

Abdullahi further stated that the victim went to take bath when he got drowned.

“We received a distress call at about 10:20 pm. on Tuesday from one Inuwa Mu’azu.

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 10:30 pm,” he said.

Abdullahi said that Ghali was, however, brought out of the water dead.

He added that his corpse had been handed over to the Ward Head of Janbulo quarters, Alhaji Umar Shehu.

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