Dambai, Ghana — A 40-year-old man, Mr Sulleman Abubakar, finds himself paralyzed and unable to walk after being trapped under a collapsed mosque for over an hour in Dambai, the Municipal Capital of Krachi East.
Mr Abubakar was reportedly in the process of demolishing the building to make way for his new apartment when the structure partially collapsed, leaving him trapped beneath the debris. The incident occurred at an unspecified date in Dambai.
According to information gathered by the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Abubakar suffered various degrees of injuries, compounded by an attack from a swarm of bees beneath the collapsed wall.
After being treated for his injuries at WoraWora Government Hospital, he was later referred to a traditional bone-setter in the KpareKpare Electoral Area to address his broken bones.
During a visit by GNA to KpareKpare, the patient was observed undergoing treatment alongside other bone patients. Mr Abubakar shared his harrowing experience with GNA, describing how the wall came down suddenly, leaving him in a state of panic.
Meanwhile, Mr Ibrahim Adams, the traditional bonesetter attending to Mr Abubakar, spoke to GNA about his practice, emphasizing that years of experience and a deep-rooted belief system have enabled him to heal various bone-related issues without any formal medical training.
“It is a God-given ability for me, and by His grace alone, I'm able to cure many patients who seek my services,” Mr. Adams affirmed.
The incident serves as a reminder of the risks associated with demolition work and the importance of safety measures to prevent such accidents.