Tragedy struck in Ilorin, Kwara State, as the lifeless body of a 7-year-old boy, Abdull-Haayi, was recovered from a domestic well.
The incident occurred on Monday, November 6, 2023, at Yaa-Lateef House in the Akerebiata area of Ilorin, Ilorin East Local Government Area.
The Kwara Fire Service swiftly responded to the distress call made by Mr. Idowu, a concerned neighbor.
In a statement released by the spokesperson of the fire service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, it was revealed that the young boy had gone to fetch water from the well.
However, tragedy struck when one of his legs slipped, causing him to lose balance and fall into the well.
Despite the efforts of the firemen, the boy could not be saved, and his life was cut short.
The Director of the Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, expressed deep sadness over the incident.
He called on the general public to exercise caution in their day-to-day activities, emphasizing the need to ensure the safety of children.
Prince Olumuyiwa also urged individuals to refrain from sending underage children to fetch water from domestic wells, as this could pose serious risks.
It is a collective responsibility to safeguard the lives of children and prevent such unfortunate incidents from occurring in the future.