One Mu’azu Garba in Kano State has reportedly died while trying to rescue his mobile phone from a soakaway (septic tank).
The incident, learnt happened on Thursday at Jigirya, in the Nassarawa local government area of the state.
The sad development was disclosed in a statement by the spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi.
Narrating the event in the state, Abdullahi said the agency received a distressed call on Thursday at about 1:35 pm from one Abbas Abubakar, that a man had been trapped inside a soakaway.
He said the 40-year-old man was making attempts to bring out his mobile phone that fell inside the soakaway but could not come out of the pit.
“We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:45 p.m,” Abdullahi said.
He, however, said the victim was brought out of the septic tank already dead, and his corpse was handed over to the ward head of Jigirya, Nuhu Adamu.
It was understands that Garba was using his mobile phone in the toilet when it fell inside and he went down to get it from the sewer.
In a related development, the state fire service said two girls, two-year-old Fatima Lawan, and nine-year-old Khadija Lawan, who fell inside a well at Dan Gawo village in Bichi LGA of the state were rescued.
“We also received an emergency call from Bichi Fire Station on April 27, at about 5:35 p.m. from a Hisbah official on the incident, and sent our rescue team to the scene at about 5:40 p.m.,” he said.
He said both girls were handed over to their father, Malam Lawan.
Mr Abdullahi said Miss Fatima had backed her sister, Miss Khadija, and went to fetch water at the well when she slipped and fell inside with the two-year-old strapped to her back.