An elderly man from Charo Katurke Village, Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, has passed away after falling into a pit latrine on Thursday.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the deceased was a 70 years old man who had gone to use the toilet but fell in when the latrine caved in.
Spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, said the unfortunate incident with the deceased, Ahmadu Haladu, happened at 11:30am on Thursday.
“We received a distress call in the early hours of today (Thursday) from one Alhaji Sani Alhaji, at about 11:30am that the old man had fallen into the latrine.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 11:45 am.
“Haladu was rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead; his corpse was handed to the Ward Head of Charo Katurke, Alhaji Abdullahi Charo,” the spokesman said.