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Nailbiting moment two terrified kids leap 40ft from burning flat and SURVIVE after being caught by hero bystanders


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TWO terrified kids jumped 40ft from a burning flat and miraculously survived after being caught by hero bystanders in the street below.

One rescuer, Athoumani Walid, 25, told French radio he and other passersby “held out our arms and asked them to ‘jump, jump, jump!’”

One of the boys is dangled from a window by his sibling in Grenoble, France
With smoke and flames blazing from the multi-storey apartment he jumps
With his arms outstretched, he plummets to the ground
Safe! The incredible heroism of passersby was captured and shared on social media

The drama was filmed in the eastern French city of Grenoble on Tuesday when the three and ten-year-olds were both incredibly saved. 

One rescuer, Mr Walid – a student – suffered a broken right arm because of the force of the catch, and said afterwards: “We really did save their lives!”.

He said that he had heard them shouting in Le Villeneuve district, where he lives, and rushed toward the fire. 

Mr Walid told the Parisien newspaper: “I saw the two children screaming. They were at the window on the third floor. 

“There was a lot of smoke, flames, explosions, even inside the building. The children were scared. They were crying.” 

The moment the second boy was urged to ‘jump, jump, jump’
Smoke and flames could still be seen pouring from the window
The second child, aged 10, also jumps to safety
The bystanders bunch up to catch the lad

The oldest of the terrified children, was heard to shout: “We don’t have the keys to go out. We don’t have the keys!”

Mr Walid – who told RTL he is “very proud” of his actions – explained: “There were five or six of us at the bottom of the building. 

“We held out our arms to them and asked them to ‘jump, jump, jump’.”

As thick black smoke poured from the windows, the 10-year-old lowered the younger child out the window by his arms, and then let go.

A group of men on the ground braced themselves, and successfully caught both children after they plummeted several storeys. 

Amazingly, both children were completely unharmed, except for suffering from smoke inhalation. 

Another man suffered an arm fracture and was taken along with Mr Walid to hospital for treatment. 

An investigation was launched into the cause of the fire, and to find out why the parents had left their children unattended.

The kids have not been identified for legal reasons.

The video of the escape, posted on the Oumsa-Dia Twitter account, has been broadcast all over France, turning Mr Walid into a national hero.

The boys are checked – aside from suffering smoke inhalation they escaped unscathed
The men have become heroes as a result of their brave action


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