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SAD NEWS! 9-Year Old Girl Drowns In A Well

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A nine-year-old girl identified as Hassana Aliyu of Kasarau Yamma quarters in Dutse, Jigawa, has lost her life after falling into a well.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN), in Dutse on Friday, the Director, Jigawa State Fire Directorate, Alhaji Ahmed Danyaro, said the incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Danyaro said: ”Nobody can ascertain how the deceased fell into the well as we just received a distress call that she has fallen into the well in their home.

”On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team which rescued her unconscious and later confirmed her dead at the hospital.”

He said that the deceased’s corpse had since been handed over to her parents for burial.

Speaking further, the director urged parents who have wells in their homes to raise their height and provide covers for them to protect their children.

According to him, the agency will continue to sensitize the public on how best to use wells at homes.

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