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In Ilorin 65-year-old woman falls, dies in a well

An aged woman has reportedly fallen and died in a well at an Ansarul-Deen Mosque on Friday while fetching water to clean the mosque.

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A 65 year old woman, who was in charge of ensuring proper sanitary condition of a mosque in llorin, Kwara was found dead inside a well in the mosque premises on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred at Ansarul-Deen Mosque, Osere area, Sawmill in llorin West Local Government Area of the state.

Eye witnesses’ account revealed that the dead woman popularly known as "lya Majeobaje" fell into the well on Friday while fetching water to clean the mosque.

They said that there was nobody within the vicinity of the mosque to rescue her when she fell inside the well at about 5p.m.

None of the worshipers with the mosque took notice of any human being inside the well during the evening and early morning Saturday prayers.

Some of the residents of the area who discovered the dead woman immediately alerted the state fire service in llorin.

The Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Tiamiyu Raji, while confirming the incident said personnel from the Fire Service removed the woman from the well dead on Saturday afternoon.

He said that the corpse of the woman was taken to the B Division of Police State Command, Surulere in llorin.

Effort to speak with the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Samuel Okasanmi on the incident proved futile.

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