Tragedy as man dies in fish pond while plucking herbal leaves - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, September 3, 2023

Tragedy as man dies in fish pond while plucking herbal leaves

Tragedy struck in Ilorin, as a yet to be identified man, in the early hours of Saturday lost his life slipped into a fish pond while trying to pluck  natural herbs that are stocked within overgrown weeds.

The tragic incident occurred at Ogidi area of the state capital where the man slipped in the process of plucking the natural  herbs and  fell into a big fish pond that is hidden by  overgrown weeds.

The man reportedly died before help could come.

The Chairman of Alubarika Community in Ogidi in Ilorin South local government area of the state where the incident happened, Tunde Kannike, alerted men of State Fire Service who promptly came to evacuate the lifeless body.

Contacted, Head of Department Media and Publicity, Kwara State Fire Service Hassan Hakeem Olakunle confirmed the incident. 

According to him, "Today, Saturday 2nd September, 2023, Kwara State Fire Service responded to an emergency call at Alibarika community in Ogidi, Ilorin South Local Government area, Kwara State, at approximately 06:24 hours. The call for assistance came from Engineer Tunde Kannike, the community chairman.

"The firefighters conducted a rescue operation and discovered the lifeless body of an unidentified man, approximately 43 years of age, in an abandoned fish pond.

" It is believed that the cause of this unfortunate incident was the man accidentally slipping into the pond, which was concealed by overgrown grasses. He was near the pond, attempting to gather herbal leaves when the accident occurred.

"Following the successful recovery operation, the Kwara Fire Service personnel handed over the deceased to the authorities at Nigeria Police G’ Division in Oloje, Ilorin, for further investigation and necessary procedures."he said 

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