A two-month-old baby boy who was suspected to have been buried alive by the mother has been miraculously rescued, Today can report.
The baby was found buried in the early hours of yesterday at Bantuma Akyinim, a suburb of Elmina, in the KEEA Municipality.
According to Mr. Peter Ampah, an eyewitness, he and his boys had gone to offload concrete blocks onto a plot of land which was being developed when one of his boys alerted him of what he had seen in the ground.
“One of the arms of the baby was spotted sticking up from a shallow sand pit,” the eyewitness said.
“He went over there to urinate and started shouting that he had seen something strange in the ground. We followed up and to our amazement we found the arm of a baby in the ground,” he narrated.
He said they mustered courage to dig it out.
“The baby’s mouth and ears were filled with sand and had ants crawling all over his body.
The baby also looked pale and though it was breathing the rate was slow,” Mr. Ampah disclosed.
After digging out the baby, he said the baby was washed and sent to the Elmina Urban Health Centre for treatment.
Health officials at the facility, he said, after stabilising his condition, noted the baby was not out of danger, and therefore made arrangement for onward referral to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
The matter has since been reported to the Elmina police for further investigations.