Tragedy struck as a 14-year-old boy identified as Ashfa Ibrahim drowned in an open stream at Danzaki Village in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano state on Monday.
This is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, the spokesperson of the state Fire fighting department, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.
The statement indicated that the sad incident occurred on Monday afternoon.
“We received a distress call from one Ibrahim Abdullahi and we dispatched our rescue team to the scene but the victim was rescued from the stream unconscious,” he said.
“The victim was later confirmed dead by a team of medical doctors at the Gezawa General Hospital,” he added.
According to him, the victim slipped and fell into the open water, sustaining injuries on his body.
He said the corpse had since been handed over to the ward head of Danzaki Village, Muhammed Abdulkarim, for onward delivery to the parent of the deceased for burial.
The firefighting department has forwarded the case to the Police for a discreet investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident for proper action.