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Man drowns in Kano pond

There was pandemonium in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State following the drowning of three children in a river.

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of a 25-year-old man, Sani Alassan, after drowning in a pond in Saye, Bichi Local Government Area of the state.

This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Saminu Abdullahi, on Monday in Kano.

Abdullahi said: “We received a distress call from one ASP Muhammed Zakarain of Bichi Fire Station at about 1:35 pm, on Sunday afternoon about the incident.

“On receiving the information, we deployed our rescue team to the scene at about 2:15 pm and Alassan was, however, brought out of the water dead.”

He said the corpse had been handed over to the deceased’s father one Malam Alhassan Muhammed.

The spokesman said the cause of the death was being investigated.

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