Two die while working in pit toilet in Kano

Two persons, a 17-year-old and a 27-year-ol male , died in a pit toilet at Sabon Gari Market in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State on Saturday while opening up the chamber for easy use.

Public relations officer of the Kano state’s fire service, Saminu Abdullahi, stated in Kano on Sunday that the accident happened in the night. He said that the 27-year-old was working inside the soakaway when he got trapped and in an attempt to rescue him, his colleague, the 17-year-old went into the big, wide hole and was also trapped.

“We received an emergency call about the accident and immediately sent our rescue team to the scene,’’ he stated.

Abdullahi added that the fire service men brought the two persons out unconscious and took them to Murtala Muhammad Special Hospital where they were confirmed dead by doctors on duty.

He added that the corpses were handed over to the police at the Sabon Gari Police Division.

He attributed the deaths to high temperature and lack of oxygen inside the pit toilet .

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