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Father dies rescuing son from well in Kwara



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Fasasi Afeez, a 49-year-old man, reportedly died while trying to rescue Kaleed, his son, from a well at Gaa Jongbo, Maselu village in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

This medium gathered from PUNCH Online that Kaleed’s legs slipped, and he fell into the well while drawing water.

Azeez, while trying to rescue him, also fell into the same well.

The Kwara State Fire Service, in a statement by Hassan Adekunle, its Head of Media and Publicity, on Thursday, said Mr Afeez was dead by the time he was brought out of the well while his son was alive.

The statement read, “Today, Thursday 22nd February 2024, a man of about 49-year-old called Mr Fasasi Afeez, 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 (16:11hrs), and the Brigade was summoned through an exchange telephone call by One Alhaji Taiye Gadamosi living in that neighbourhood.

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

“According to the report, the victim 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 fire service, his father trying to rescue the victim in the process, his legs suddenly slipped off the ground and eventually tumbled down into the well too.”




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