The death of a 12-year-old boy, Sadiq Isah, has been confirmed by the Kano State Fire Service.
The boy drowned in a pond at Jingibawa village, Minjibir Local Government Area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the agency, Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident, noted that the agency’s control room received a distress call at 10:25 am on Friday.
He said that on arrival, the rescue team succeeded in retrieving the unconscious boy who accidentally fell into a pond while swimming.
The PRO said the body had been handed over to the Village Head of Jingibawa, Alhaji Magaji Abdullahi after being confirmed dead by health officials.
Similarly, a 20-year-old man also lost his life in an open water at Ruwan Mubi Kofar Nasarawa, Kano Municipal Local Government Area.
Abdullahi pointed out that one Ibrahim Nura reported a drowning incident to the State Fire Service on Thursday at 4:19 pm.
He explained that a rescue team was quickly mobilised where they evacuated and conveyed the body to Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Specialist hospital.
He explained that an investigation had since commenced to unravel the man’s identity and the mystery behind the unfortunate incident.
He called on the public to contact the State Fire Service, for any useful information about the unknown victim.