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Two die trying to recover cellphone from pit toilet



A 30-YEAR-OLD man, Haruna Abdullahi, and a 45 year-old Adamu Danjummai have reportedly died in a pit toilet at Aku Village in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State while  trying to recover a cell phone from the toilet.

  Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service,Saminu Abdullahi, made this known in a statement in Kano.

 Alhaji Abdullahi said the incident occurred on Sunday morning.”We received an emergency call from Gaya Fire Station about 07:15 a.m. from one Ali Ahmed, that two men had been trapped inside a pit toilet.

  “The men were trying to bring out a cellphone that fell inside the pit toilet.

  “We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene about 07:25 a.m,” he said.

  He said the victims were, however, brought out of the pit latrine unconscious and later confirmed dead while their corpses were handed over to the village head of Aku, Adamu Isyaku. 

  The Public Relations Officer said that Abdullahi entered inside the toilet with intention to pick his cellphone when he fell inside and got trapped, while  his brother, Danjummai, went inside to rescue him and he too got trapped.

  He said the cause of the incident was the use of cellphone in a toilet.

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