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Man Dies While Rescuing Son From Well

23 February

A 49-year-old man has died while rescuing his 17-year-old son from a domestic well in Offa town in Kwara.

The man identified as Fasasi Afeez, and his son Kaleed Afeez of Gaa Jangbo, Igbonna Road Offa, in Offa local government area Kwara State, fell into a well.

According to the spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, the incident occurred at about 04:11 pm and the brigade was summoned through an exchange telephone call by One Alhaji Taiye Gbadamosi living in the neighbourhood.

“However, before the arrival of fire servicemen, his father while trying to rescue the victim, his legs suddenly slipped off the ground and he eventually tumbled down into the well too.”

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