A 40-year old man, Mu’azu Garba, has reportedly fell and died in a septic tank while trying to retrieve his mobile phone in Kano State
The victim, a resident of Jigirya in Nassarawa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State, was trapped last Thursday in the soak-away and died before he could be rescued.
Announcing Garba’s death, the Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, in a statement, said: “We received an emergency call at about 01:35 p.m. from one Abbas Abubakar, that a man has been trapped inside a soak-away.
“The man was trying to bring out his mobile phone that fell inside the soak-away. We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 01:45 p.m.
Garba, however, was brought out of the septic tank already dead and his corpse was handed over to the Ward Head of Jigirya, Alhaji Nuhu Adamu.
“We learnt Garba was using his mobile phone in the toilet when it fell inside and he went to get it from the sewer.”