This is the moment a heroic teenager catches a Syrian toddler falling from a second-floor flat just before she crashes to the ground.
The startling incident took place in the Fatih district of the Turkish city of Istanbul after Syrian mother Leyla Abdullah left a window open ion her flat as she was cooking.
Her two-year-old daughter Doha Muhammed the climbed up the window and in the video 17-year-old Feuzi Zabaat, of Algerian origin, appears to spot the tot at the window.
Zabaat, who works at a frame shop across the street, then walks towards the building looking up when the tot suddenly falls.
He reacts quickly and catches her in the air, stopping her from falling to the ground as some of her clothes drop to the pavement.
Onlookers crowd around as Zabaat keeps the toddler in his arms and local media report the girl’s mother quickly came down and found her unharmed.
After the incident the girl’s father Yusuf Muhammed was told what had happened and he rewarded hero Zabaat with 200 TRY (27 GBP) for saving his daughter.
Feuzi Zabaat told reporters: “I incidentally saw the toddler at the window, I realised she was going to fall, so I caught her. I did what I had to do.”
The toddler’s father said: “Thank god it’s over and everything is alright, she is healthy and uninjured.”
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