By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
Men of the Ekiti State Fire Service at the weekend rescued a man, Mr. Dayo Babatunde, who wasÂ trapped in a well in Ipoti Ekiti, Ijero Local Government Area of the state.
The man was said to have been in the well for over 30 minutes before the fire fighters in Ado Ekiti got a distress call and rushed to the town to save the man.
The 45-year-old Babatunde was said to be fetching water from the well
containing a gaseous substance calledÂ ammonia only to be trapped
before those who were watching him from nearby raised the alarm for his
When those present tried to rescue him but to no avail, they quickly requested the services of the fire fighters who were said to have
swung into action immediately.
The Head of Service of Ekiti State, Dr. Olugbenga Faseluka, commended
the fire fighters for their dedication to duty, saying their loyalty to the state prevented Babatunde from being killed.