At least five young men have been confirmed died while excavating sand on Sunday at Bichi local government area, about 40 kilometers away from Kano metropolis.

 

The incident occurred at Yanlami village when the young men were trapped in the mud, some feet below the sea level to excavate sand.

 

Tragedy however ensued when the victims were submerged in the deep trench, the Kano state fire service confirmed.

 

The victims include Alasan Abdulhamid, 22 years old; Muhammad Sulaiman, 35 years old; Masaudu Nasiru, 25 years old; Jibrin Musa, 30 and Jafaru Abdulwahabu, about 30 years of age.

 

Spokesman of the fire service, SSF Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, in a statement said the five victims were exhumed unconscious and later confirmed dead.

 

Source: Murtala Adewole