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Tragedy as five men trapped, buried alive in sand pit in Kano

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Tragedy struck residents of Yanlami Village in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State as five men were trapped in a pit and buried alive while digging sand.

The incident was said to have occurred when the men were digging the sand with the intention to build a house for their friend whose wedding is approaching.

The Spokesman, Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Yusif who confirmed the incident on Sunday, said the men lost their lives in the process as they were trapped.

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Yusif identified the persons to include, Alasan Abdulhamid (22 year old), Muhd Sulaiman (35 year old), Masaudu Nasiru (25 year old), Jibrin Musa (30 year old) and Jafaru Abdulwahabu (30 year old).

According to him, “On Saturday, 5th March, 2022, our fire station at Bichi Local Government Area, received emergency call at 10.32am from Malam Sunusi Badume who reported an puddle incident at Yanlami Village Bichi Local Government Area.

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“Our men swung into action and found out that, five men were trapped while working in a puddle trench to get sand for the intention to help their friend to build house for his wedding which is approaching and some parts of the sand collapse and covered them to dead.

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“The victims were as follow, Alasan Abdulhamid (22 year old), Muhd Sulaiman (35 year old), Masaudu Nasiru (25 year old), Jibrin Musa (30 year old) and Jafaru Abdulwahabu (30 year old).

“All victims were rescued unconscious and confirmed dead.

“The victims were handed over to the Police officer, Aminu Idris of Bichi police division and village head of Yanlami,” Yusif however stated.

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