Man jumps from the rooftop of 4-storey building to escape baboon attack

Man jumps from the rooftop of 4-storey building to escape baboon attack

- Dickson Maina heard people screaming and curiosity drove him to the balcony to check what was going on

- Looking above him from the balcony, he saw a baboon descending in a manner suggesting it was ready to attack him and he thus jumped off from the porch

- He fell on a wall made of iron sheets which cut his finger, bruised his face and he also broke his hand

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A matatu driver has been left with injuries after jumping off the rooftop of a four-storey building to escape a baboon attack.

Dickson Maina, who is a resident of Kayole said he heard a commotion from outside of people screaming after seeing the baboon and curiosity got the better part of him that he climbed to the rooftop to see the animal.

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Matatu driver jumps from balcony to escape baboon attack
Dickson Maina jumped off the balcony to save himself from a baboon. Photo: Screenshot from Standard.
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In a viral video, once he was on the top, the animal came towards him and the man jumped off the building to evade the visibly hostile mammal.

Unfortunately, he fell on a wall made of iron sheets and onlookers started screaming hoping Maina was safe.

"The iron sheet cut my finger, and from the jump, and I also broke my arm and my face also sustained serious injuries," Maina told the Standard.

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Matatu driver jumps from balcony to escape baboon attack
A picture of a baboon. The man jumped off the balcony to escape an attack. Photo: KWS.
Source: UGC
"The crowd that was chasing the animal away came to my rescue after the saw me fall and rushed me to the hospital," he added.

The victim said the doctor told him his injuries were not grave and would heal with time.

"If possible, I would like to be compensated for this because I will have to wait for my hand to heal before I can do anything," Maina said.

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In a separate story, a Ghanaian nurse who works at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and contracted COVID-19 whilst performing her duties has narrated that she takes trotro on a regular basis.

The nurse, simply identified as Abena, made the shocking revelation in an interview with Starr FM's, Francis Abban, according to

Abena explained that she was given the option to be admitted to the hospital or self-isolate at home, but because of the fear of being charged after her admission, she opted to isolate at home.

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