A 40-year-old Nigerian man identified simply as Mu’azu Garba, has reportedly died while trying to rescue his mobile phone from a septic tank.
The incident happened on Thursday at Jigirya, in the Nasarawa local government area of the state, Quest Times gathered.
The sad development was disclosed in a statement by the spokesperson for Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi.
Narrating the event in the state, Abdullahi said the agency received a distress call on Thursday at about 1:35 pm from one Abbas Abubakar, that a man had been trapped inside a soakaway.
He said the 40-year-old man was making attempts to bring out his mobile phone that fell inside the soakaway but could not come out of the pit.
“We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:45 p.m,” Abdullahi said.
He, however, said the victim was brought out of the septic tank already dead, and his corpse was handed over to the ward head of Jigirya, Nuhu Adamu.
Quest Tmes understands that Mu’azu Garba was using his mobile phone in the toilet when it fell inside and he went down to get it from the sewer.