Father Dies While Trying To Rescue Son From Well

Father Dies While Trying To Rescue Son From Well
  • PublishedFebruary 23, 2024

A 49-year-old father has reportedly died while trying to rescue his 12-year-old son from a domestic well in Kwara State.

The Kwara State Fire Service confirmed the incident, adding that the dead body has been recovered.

The incident, according to a statement by the head of the department, media, and publicity of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, happened at about 4:00 on Thursday at Gaa Jangbo, Igbonna Road, Offa, Offa local government area of the state.

“Today, February 22, 2024, a man of about 49 years old, called Mr. Fasasi Afeez, and his son Kaleed Afeez of Gaa Jangbo, Igbonna Road, Offa, Offa local government area, Kwara state, fell into a domestic well, and we recovered the father dead while we were able to rescue the son alive at New Maselu Village, Offa.

“The terrible incident occurred this evening at about 04:11 PM (16:11 hrs), and the Brigade was summoned through an exchange telephone call by one Alhaji Taiye Gbadamosi living in that neighbourhood.

“However, firemen were able to recover the man dead from the well and later handed it over to one of the family members of the deceased.

“According to the report, the victim (a boy) went to fetch water from a domestic well, and during the process of fetching water, one of his legs suddenly slipped off the ground and eventually tumbled down into the well.

“Before the arrival of the fire service, his father, who was trying to rescue the victim, had his legs suddenly slip off the ground in the process and eventually tumble down into the well too.

“The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, expressed his sadness over the incident and urged the general public to be more careful in their day-to-day activities. They should desist from sending underage children to fetch water in domestic wells.”.

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