Four-year-old boy rescued from 120-foot well by firefighters in Lagos


The Lagos fire and rescue service says a four-year-old boy has been rescued from a well in the Ojokoro community located in Lagos state.

The child was said to have fallen into the well on Wednesday while playing in the area.

According to a statement by Margaret Adeseye, director of the Lagos state fire and rescue service, the child was brought out of the well and is currently receiving treatment.

“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has rescued a male child of about four years old at No 11, Odushola Street, Off Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ojokoro, Lagos,” the statement reads.

“The child, who was reportedly playing around before falling into a well of about 120 feet depth around 17:28 hours on Wednesday within the storey building, was rescued alive by the firefighters from Agege fire station.

“The boy is recuperating in a nearby hospital and he is in a stable condition.”