Several young people in Nantes, France, rescued a family from a fire. After the fire engulfed their apartment in the apartment building, they became heroes.
Dramatic footage shows that on Sunday afternoon, the young man helped the family escape from the third-floor apartment.
They brought the mattress to the bottom of the building, and a six-month-old baby was thrown to safety.
The baby has been taken to the hospital in critical condition, but they said he is recovering.
One of the young people involved in the rescue, Tahmid, said on the website of Western France that the decision to throw the baby on the balcony was the “last solution” because the smoke from Nantes Beautierre Exudes from a building in the district.
The fire spread to other apartments in the building, and firefighters rescued several others.
Kenza Zekkar, chairman of the local youth organization Bien-êtreet solidarité Pays de la Loire, told the BBC that she organized a family rescue while local residents were waiting for fire services.
She said that her husband was one of the young people who climbed the building and helped the couple.
Her organization now requires official documents and accommodation for the three immigrants who rescued their families.
The online petition has also been launched, calling on French President Emmanuel Macron (Emmanuel Macron) to “respect and recognize the heroes of the (fourth) Poitier.”
This story is reminiscent of a case of an immigrant from Mali who became a hero after climbing a building to rescue a young boy who was hanged on a balcony on the fourth floor of Paris in 2018.
Mamoudou Gassama was subsequently granted French citizenship, and the President awarded him the Medal of Bravery.