The people of Gwale Local Government Area in Kano State are mourning again as another youth dies while bathing in a stagnant pool called “Promise”.
Confirming the incidence, the State’s Fire Service spokesperson Mr Saidu Mohammed identified the victim as a 14-year-old boy named Huzaifa Abdulrashid.
According to the fire service spokesman, the incident happened on Friday morning when the deceased went to take his bath.
“We received a distress call today from one Malam Habibu Ibrahim at about 07:35 a.m. that Abdulrashid’s body was found floating in the water.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 07:43 a.m. “Abdulrashid was found dead and his corpse was handed over to the Ward Head of Dandago, Alhaji Abubakar Sani,’’ he said.
Mohammed advised the general public to be more careful when bathing in open water.
This coming after several other reported cases of death attributed to drowning while bathing in the pool in Kano.
Greennewsng.com had reported weeks ago that one Dayyabu Kashim, 20, died in a pond in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State while bathing.
“We received a distress call from one Malam Mustapha Inusa at about 2:25p.m. that Kashim’s body was found floating in a pond.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 2:36 p.m.
“Kashim was found dead and his corpse was handed over to Dorayi Police Division”, said spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Mr Saidu Mohammed.