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'Miracle baby' survives 11-storey fall in US

Published on May 15, 2014 9:39 AM
 
Musa Dayib has been nicknamed "the miracle baby" after escaping death despite slipping through the railing and making a perilous 11-storey fall. -- PHOTO: FROM DAYIB FAMILY

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A 15-month-old US boy has survived an 11-storey fall from a balcony at his parents' apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, local media reported on Wednesday.

Musa Dayib has been nicknamed "the miracle baby" after escaping death despite slipping through the railing and making a perilous fall.

In addition to fractures to both his arms, his backbone and his ribs, Dayib also suffered a concussion and is breathing through a ventilator. In critical but stable condition, he is expected to survive.

The boy was apparently saved by his soft landing spot, on a mulched area.

 
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