Two men have drowned in an old well in Basirka town in Jigawa State while trying to rescue another friend who had drowned in an old well.
The sad incident happened on the process of decongestion of the old well, where a water pump machine was inserted to absorb water inside.
The first person met his death when he entered the well to restart the machine when it went off and the second person died after he followed the first person to unveil what was going on inside the wall, Daily Post reports.
The last person died after he entered the well in order to rescue the two victims.
The state Public Relation officer, SP Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the reports said the well belongs to the state House of Assembly member representing Fagam Constituency, Hon Shu’aibu Inuwa.
He explained that on Friday, one Jibrin Babangida of Kofar Fada Basirka town in Gwaram Local Government reported to the police in the area, that his son Ibrahim Jibrin, 27, fell into a well while fetching water.
He, however, stated that two other persons, Danliti Mohd age 35 years and Idi Mohd age 35 years were also drowned into the same well while trying to rescue the first victim before police arrived the scene.
Jinjiri said all the three persons were later removed and rushed to Basirka Primary Health Care for medical attention and were certified dead by Medical Doctor.
“All the three persons were rescued unconscious and was conveyed to Basirka Primary Health Care and where confirmed dead,” he noted.
He said their corpses were later released to the families for burial and investigation was still going on.
The victims were all suspected to have died after suffocating with smoke from the machine