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Italy: Rome resident luckily escapes fire by clinging to cornice

Italy, Rome
May 23, 2019 at 15:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Firefighters in Rome rescued a young man who was forced to leave a burning apartment and cling onto a cornice on Wednesday.

The man had to take off his t-shirt as he was lying close to the flames bursting out of windows.

Footage shows a fire brigade arrive at the scene. The firefighters managed to tackle the blaze and the man was taken down on a crane.

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Firefighters in Rome rescued a young man who was forced to leave a burning apartment and cling onto a cornice on Wednesday.

The man had to take off his t-shirt as he was lying close to the flames bursting out of windows.

Footage shows a fire brigade arrive at the scene. The firefighters managed to tackle the blaze and the man was taken down on a crane.

W/S Man between windows of burning apartment, Rome

W/S Fire engine arriving

W/S Man outside burning apartment

W/S Firefighters tackling fire

W/S Exterior of building with smoke

W/S Firefighter appears on balcony

W/S Man taken from building by firefighter on crane

M/S Police officer near fire engine

W/S Man taken from building by firefighter on crane

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