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16-year-old bride drowns in well hours before her wedding in Kano

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16-year-old bride drowns in well hours before her wedding in Kano

A tragic incident occurred on Thursday, December 12, as a 16-year-old bride drowned in a well while preparing for her wedding.

The bride, identified as Fatima Abubakar, drowned in a well located at the home of her cosmetologist and sister at Gajaja community in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State.

Sharing his grief with BBC Hausa Service, father of the deceased said relatives and friends who gathered to celebrate with his daughter are now mourning her.

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Mr Abubakar said Fatima loved her husband to be. He said his house is now filled with relatives and friends who came to witness the wedding but instead mourned the death of the bride.

‘Now we are pleading with Hajiya Lami (the cosmetologist) whom the incident occurred at her residence. She is also a sister to the late bride. She is unconscious and unable to eat,” Mr Abubakar said.

A younger brother to the deceased, Labaran, said late Fatima and her parents were residents of Babura local government in Jigawa State, but decided to hold the wedding at Danbatta in neighbouring Kano State.

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