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Uncle who dropped boy to save him: 'It was terrible'

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  1. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,

    I couldn't take this horrifying picture and thought of sharing with all of you.

    ~Punitha


    LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany (CNN) -- Kamil Kaplan faced a horrifying decision as flames engulfed his apartment building: Does he drop his 9-month-old nephew four stories to a policeman or hope the baby boy survives the suffocating smoke?
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    "It was terrible. I just had to make a decision," he told CNN.
     

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  2. Mythraeyi

    Mythraeyi Silver IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Yes, I saw this on TV too. but the boy and his parents survived the fire - so that was a happy ending.
     
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    i laud his presence of mind, survival of the fittest is the rule anywhere and if the boy lived which he lived they say then this picture is history..sunkan
     
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    Hi,

    That is a great presence of mind and took a very high risk.... I am happy to note both the parents and the baby survived... That is very nice....

    Thanks for sharing...

    Veda
     

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