Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toddler survives high-rise fall

MINNEAPOLIS—A young boy who survived an 11-storey fall from a high-rise has been dubbed “the miracle baby” and was recovering in a hospital yesterday.
Fifteen-month-old Musa Dayib suffered a broken spine and ribs, as well as a concussion and a punctured lung.

Musa’s relatives believe he slipped through the railing of his family’s apartment balcony Sunday evening.
The boy was in critical but stable condition yesterday, Hennepin County Medical Center spokeswoman Christine Hill said.
Dr. Tina Slusher of the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit told the Star Tribune that Musa landed on a small patch of mulch.
“If you and I fell that far, we would be dead,” Slusher said.
“He’s a kid. So they tend to be more flexible and pliable than you and I would be,” she noted.
“Having said that, it’s a real gift from God that he made it because this is a huge fall.”
A group of Somali-Americans who live in the area quickly gathered as emergency workers treated the boy and an ambulance took him to the hospital, said community activist Abdirizak Bihi.
“When people found out he survived, no one could believe it,” Bihi said.

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