Fire Service Confirms Drowning Of 2 Students In Kano Dam

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Two students of the Audu Bako College of Agriculture in Makoda local government area of Kano State have been confirmed dead after they drowned at Tomas Dam in the area.

Spokesperson, Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday night said the incident involved three students, but one of them identified as Ibrahim was rescued alive.

According to the statement, “on Tuesday 30th April 2024, state fire department located in Danbatta local government area received an emergency call at about 15:06 hour from Comrade Ibrahim Muhammad who informed us about the incident.

“Our officers arrived at the scene of incident at about 15:27 hrs. When they arrived, they found three students studying at Audu Bako College of Agric in Makoda local government who boarded a boat with the intention of crossing, but the boat sank with them.

“By God’s intervention, the boat driver managed to save one of the students named Ibrahim of about 21 years old and rescued him alive,” the statement said.

Abdullahi noted that with the effort of the service officers and fishermen in the area, they succeeded in rescuing the second and third students identified as Abubakar Sanusi (22), Salisu Ado (21).

He disclosed that the two were rescued unconscious, but later confirmed dead by doctors on duty at a local authority facility

Abdullahi however stated that, the survived victim has been admitted at the Danbatta General Hospital where he was receiving treatment while the cause of the incident is still being investigated.


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