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Brave Taxi driver who pulled 17 people out of collapsed church employed by Ghana army

A taxi driver known in the Akyem Batabi area only as ‘Cote d’voire’ has been rewarded for his exceptional intrepidity after he single-handedly pulled out 17 people from the rubble of a collapsed church building at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern region of Ghana.

Following the news of his exploits at the scene which the Military has also been deployed to rescue and retrieve the dead, his picture went viral on social media.

The brave driver whose real name is Kwabena Boahen has been recruited by the Military as a civilian employee, Ghanatribune.com has learned.

Akyem Batabi church Collapse

The church known as the Church of Prosperity and situated at Akyem Batabi came tumbling down on Wednesday and has since claimed 20 lives as at the last count on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, the Founder of Church of Prosperity, Prophet Isaac Ofori, popularly known as Akoa Isaac, is assisting the Akyem Oda Divisional Police Command to investigate the incident.

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