Man dies in soakaway looking for phone

A man who threw caution to the wind by searching for his phone in a septic tank has met his untimely death in Nigeria, recorded somewhere at Jigirya, in Nassarawa local government area of Kano.

The 40yr old man identified as Mu’azu Garba was trying to retrieve his phone which had fallen in there when the tragedy occurred, according to a spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Abdullahi said the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon, adding that the agency received a distress call at about 1:35 p.m.

“We received an emergency call at about 1:35 p.m. from one Abbas Abubakar, that a man had been trapped inside a soakaway. The man was trying to bring out his mobile phone that fell inside the soakaway. We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:45 p.m,” he said.

He said the victim was, however, brought out of the septic tank already dead, and his corpse was handed over to the ward head of Jigirya, Nuhu Adamu.

Abdullahi said the victim was using his mobile phone in the toilet when it fell inside and he went to get it from the sewer but did not make it back alive.


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