Sad! Kwara man dies while rescuing 17-year-old son from well

One Fasasi Afeez has died while trying to rescue his his son Kaleed Afeez who fell in a well in Kwara state.

The incident happened in Gaa Jangbo, Igbonna Road Offa, in Offa local government area the State.

The Kwara State Fire Service confirmed the incident on Friday, saying it occurred at about 04:11 pm on Thursday.

The spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, disclosed that the body of a 49-year-old man and his 17-year-old son were recovered from the domestic well.

He, however, said while the man was recovered dead, the son was rescued alive.

Adekunle noted that the man stumbled and fell into the well in his frantic attempt to save his son.

According to him, the brigade was summoned through an exchange telephone call by One Alhaji Taiye Gbadamosi living in the neighbourhood.

According to a report, “the rescued boy went to fetch water from the domestic well and in the process of fetching water, one of his legs suddenly slipped off the ground and he eventually tumbled down into the well.

“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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