The Kano State Fire Service on Friday confirmed the drowning of a 15-year-old Halifa Abdulmumini, at Dutsu Village in Gaya Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the fire service, said in a statement in Kano that it received a distress call on the incident at 1.42p.m.

He stated that by 2.10p.m. when fire officers got to the scene, Abdulmumini had been brought out of the water dead.

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He added that his corpse had been handed over to the ward head of Dutsu village.

Abdullahi also stated that the actual cause of the drowning was under investigation. (NAN)