Man lowers baby off balcony by arm as family escapes Marseille apartment fire – National

A baby was lowered off a balcony by the arm as people struggled to rescue a family from an apartment fire in the centre of the French city of Marseille on Wednesday.

Video captured at the scene showed a baby being lowered from a balcony as a man climbed a pole up the side of the building to help.

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The video, which was shot by Menon Beuchard, also showed two people on a separate balcony, one of them trying to climb over the railing.

Smoke emanated from the windows as people attempted the rescue.

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All told, three kids were helped to safety at the scene — a six month old, a five year old and a seven year old, according to Marseille newspaper La Provence.

The kids’ mother and five other building tenants were evacuated from the building.

The mother suffered minor injuries, French reports said.

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