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Mourning in Kano as 16 year old bride drowns in well on wedding day



A tragedy occurred in the Gajaja community in Danbatta local government area of Kano state on Thursday, December 12, when a 16-year old bride identified as Fatima Abubakar, fell inside a well and drowned while preparing for her wedding ceremony.

The bride visited a beautician who is also her sister on Thursday morning when the accident occurred.

Fatima was reported to have visited her beautician who is also her sister when the accident occurred.

The father of the deceased, Abubakar, told BBC Hausa service that the incident has thrown friends and members of his family into mourning even though he didn’t provide details of how Fatima fell into the well but described it as an accident.

Abubakar continued saying ‘Now we are pleading with Hajiya Lami (the cosmetologist) whom the incident occurred at her residence. She is also a sister to the late bride. She is unconscious and unable to eat,”.