A 21-year-old mentally-handicapped girl was on Saturday recovered dead from a domestic well in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The victim, identified as Hamudat of Ile-Kangu Compound, Pakata area of Ilorin, in llorin West Local Government Area, Kwara State, fell into a well but was recovered dead.
The spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunke, disclosed that the terrible incident took place at about 14:55hrs [02:55PM].
He said, “The Kwara State Fire Service swiftly responded to a rescue operation at Ile Kangu Compound, Pakata area, Ilorin, where Hamudat, said to be a mentally-handicapped 21-year-old lady, had fallen into a domestic well.
“The skilled firemen successfully recovered her and safely handed her over to her father, Alhaji Suleiman Issa,” he added.
The Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, advised the general public to prioritise safety, and to be more careful in their day-to-day activities.
He also cautioned against sending underage children to fetch water from domestic wells.