Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of five out of six people trapped under a heap of sand at Ramin minjibir local government Farar Kasa in Dauni village in Minjibir Local Government Area of the state.
Alhaji Saidu Muhammed, the Public Relations Officer of the service, said this in a statement on Friday in Kano.
“We received a distress call on Thursday afternoon from Dauni village through one Malam Danlami Murtala about 02:45 p.m. that a heap of sand has covered six people who were digging for sand.
we quickly dispatched firemen after receiving the call and carry a fire engine to the scene, tried to rescue the victim where a little boy of about four years only was found alive,” he said.
He gave the names of the victims as Ibrahim Shu’aibu, four; Dije Shu’aibu, eight; Hadiza Shu’aibu, 12; Nana Idris, 12; Wasila Nuhu, 13; and Sa’ida Lawwali, 32.
Muhammad said the bodies of victims were handed over to the village head of Dauni, Alhaji Bello Rabi’u, adding the only survivor had a minor fracture.
He advised the general public who are into such business to be careful when digging or mining because of the safety of their safety.