Two brothers yesterday, reportedly lost their lives after the first victim Haruba Abdullahi (30) jumped into a pit to retrieve his cell phone which fell into the toilet.
The sad incident which occurred at Aku village, Gaya LGA of the state also claimed the life of another man, Adamu Danjimmai (45), an elder brother to the first victim after he attempted rescueing his brother.
According to the State’s Fire Service Spokesperson, Saminu Yusif Abdullahi PFSII, the Gaya station received a distress call at about 7:15 am from one Ali Ahmad prompting them to rush to the scene.
“On reaching the site at about 7:25 am, our men discovered two men reported to be brothers were trapped inside a toilet pit”.
“Eye witnesses confirmed that the first victim went into the pit deliberately to fetch his phone which fell into the toilet, while his brother who went to rescue him after being trapped also couldn’t make it out”.
Abdullahi confirmed that both victims were rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead
While the dead bodies have since been handed over to the Aku Village head Adamu Isyaku for burial.