By Rashidat Akashat With Agency Reports
20-year-old Umar Muhammad, reportedly drowned after falling into an open body of water at Agundi Dam in Kano state on Thursday.
Alhaji Mustafa Rilwan, Director of Kano State Fire Service, disclosed the incident in an interview with NAN on Friday.
Man Drowns From Bathing In Open Water
He said a kind individual called the State Fire Service informing them about a body found floating in the water.
“Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our secure team and a vehicle to the scene, at about 7:00 p. m.,’’ the fire service boss said.
Rilwan further explained that the deceased was rescued alive but unconscious and was later confirmed dead at the Muritala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, where he was referred.
He however advised the general public to fetch water in a bucket taking it to their places of bath, instead of bathing in the open water.