One Mu’azu Garba, has died in a septic tank at Jigirya, in Nassarawa local government area of Kano.

The 40-year-old man died in the soakaway while trying to retrieve his phone.

The spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Abdullahi said the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon, adding that the agency received a distress call at about 1:35 p.m.

“We received an emergency call at about 1:35 p.m. from one Abbas Abubakar, that a man had been trapped inside a soakaway. The man was tryin to bring out his mobile phone that fell inside the soakaway. We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:45 p.m,” he said.

He said the victim was, however, brought out of the septic tank already dead, and his corpse was handed over to the ward head of Jigirya, Nuhu Adamu.

Abdullahi said the victim was using his mobile phone in the toilet when it fell inside and he went to get it from the sewer but did not make it back alive.