A barber has reportedly died after he rescued a drowning pig from a gutter in Benue state.
Tersur, a 30-year-old barber, has died after rescuing a drowning pig from the gutter in front of his shop at Orshi Kur Street, Gboko, Benue State, Newtelegraph reports.
According to an eyewitness, Tersur collapsed and died moments after rescuing the pig. He was said to have abandoned his work when he saw the pig being swept away by the heavy flow of water.
“Tersur refused to listen to entreaties to allow the pig to perish. He got a helper and they both swung into action; the pig was saved after both Tersur and the helper were drenched. .
What ordinarily looked like a good gesture from Tersur turned to sorrow when he slumped immediately after bringing the pig out of the gutter,” the witness said.