A 40-year-old man simply identified as Mu’azu Garba has reportedly died in a soakaway (septic tank) at Jigirya, in Nassarawa local government area of Kano.
Mr Saminu Abdullahi, the state Fire Service PRO revealed this in a statement on Thursday.
He said the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon.
According to him, “We received an emergency call at about 1:35 p.m. from one Abbas Abubakar, that a man had been trapped inside a soakaway. The man was tryin to bring out his mobile phone that fell inside the soakaway. We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:45 p.m,”
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He said the victim was, however, brought out of the septic tank already dead, and his corpse was handed over to the ward head of Jigirya, Nuhu Adamu.
Mr Abdullahi said the victim was using his mobile phone in the toilet when it fell inside and he went to get it from the sewer but did not make it back alive.