2 die while trying to recover phone that fell inside pit toilet

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The ongoing festivity has turned sour for two families in Kano State.

They lost two men in a rather unusual circumstance as both fell inside a pit toilet.

The duo – 30-year-old Haruna Abdullahi and 45 year-old Adamu Danjummai – died in the pit toilet at Aku Village in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State while making efforts to recover a cell phone from a pit toilet.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi.

While the type of device has yet to be revealed, Abdullahi said the incident occurred on Sunday morning.

“We received an emergency call from Gaya fire station at 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 at about 07:25 a.m,’’ he said.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, 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, 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.

The late Abdullahi and Adamu who died trying to retrieve a phone from a pit toilet. PHOTO: NAN
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