Heroic teen catches toddler falling from flat

2019-07-05 13:38
Feuzi Zabaat spotted Doha Muhammed moments before the incident in Istanbul, Turkey (Pictures: CATERS/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Feuzi Zabaat spotted Doha Muhammed moments before the incident in Istanbul, Turkey (Pictures: CATERS/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

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A heroic teenager impressively caught a two-year-old Syrian toddler who fell from a second-floor flat.

In a video that’s gone viral, 17-year-old Feuzi Zabaat appeared to spot little Doha Muhammed moments before the incident in Istanbul, Turkey.

Zabaat, of Algerian origin, reacted and miraculously caught the child seconds before she hit the ground.

While some of her clothes were scattered on the pavement after the fall, Doha was unscathed and kept safely in Zabaat’s arms while her mother, Leyla Abdullah, rushed downstairs to the scene.

The gallant teenager, who works at a frame shop opposite the flats, told reporters: "I happen to see the toddler at the window, I realised she was going to fall so I caught her. I did what I had to do."

Doha’s mother had left a window in the flat open while she was cooking.


The girl’s father, Yusuf Muhammed, has rewarded Zabaat with 200 Turkish lira (about R500) for saving his daughter’s life.

"Thank God it's over and everything is all right – she’s healthy and not injured."

Source: Magazine Features



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