Kano State Fire Service on Wednesday confirmed drowning of a teenager, Umar Ali, in an open water at Bela in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kano.

Abdullahi said that the victim, aged 15, went to take bath but got drowned.

“We received a distress call at about 9:36 a.m. from one Safiya Adamu and immediately sent our rescue team to the scene,” he said.

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Abdullahi said that Ali was brought out of the water dead.

He added that his corpse had been handed over to his brother, Malam Musa Sani. (NAN)