Dramatic moment passerby unwittingly saves life of one-year-old boy after baby plunges from apartment balcony | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment a one-year-old plummeted head first from a balcony – before being saved by an unwitting passerby.

Footage shows the tot making the terrifying fall out of a porch in the northern Turkish city of Amasya.

The youngster's drop was then broken as he then bounced off the back of a stunned shopper on the ground below.

Hero Ruhi Asci was staring out of the window of a shop as the baby, named as Khatira Amiri, slipped through the railings and hit him below his shoulders.

The video catches the little one landing on the pavement behind him, as an astonished looking Ruhi then turns around to find baby Khatira sitting on the concrete next to him

As he goes to pick up the youngster, the child's Afghan-born mother comes running out from behind in a panicked state.


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The two rushed Khatira to a nearby hospital, the Amasya University Sabuncuoglu Serefeddin Education and Research Hospital, for further medical care.

Local media have reported that the boy had been playing on a first-floor apartment balcony when he slipped through the railings.

Amazed Ruhi said: "At first, I thought a flower pot had fallen on me. When I turned around, I realised it was a child.

"They rolled off my back and hit the ground. A little blood came from their mouth and teeth."

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He continued: "The ambulance arrived on the scene and they were taken to hospital with their mother."

People have hailed Ruhi as Khatira's saviour, with one writing: "Lucky lucky baby, also lucky guy cause that could have caused him injuries as well."

Another said: "My goodness that child was lucky"

While a third wrote: "Divine intervention. Lucky Baby."

And a fourth chimed in saying: "Little baby had an angel looking after him that day."

Reports have said that after the tot is now in a stable condition in the company of their mother.

It is unclear if the local authorities are investigating the incident.

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