07-09-2008, 10:58 AM #1Former Member
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Two leap to their deaths in apartment fire.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A 45-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy leapt to their deaths Tuesday after a fire swept through an apartment building, authorities said.
Both were on the top floor of a six-story apartment building when the fire started on the fifth floor at around 8:30 p.m., the New York City Fire Department said.
Officials believe the pair were trying to escape the thick smoke that filled parts of the sixth floor when they jumped out an apartment window.Fire officials said the sixth floor sustained heavy smoke damage.
Eight others, including two firefighters, were hospitalized with minor injuries. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.
07-09-2008, 11:12 AM #2
I would hate to be in a position where I had to burn or jump. I cant even think about those two words any more without thinking back to 9/11 when those poor people had a choice to burn in the towers or leap from them.
Just terribly terribly sadRest in Peace Baby P xx
07-09-2008, 11:21 AM #3
Very sad...but I can imagine I would do the same thing....______________________________
07-09-2008, 11:23 AM #4
I keep thinking what a horrible choice to have to make.
9/11 also comes to mind for me Ciara when I heard that.
To jump 40, 50, 60, 70 stories or burn to death.
We never know....
07-09-2008, 11:39 AM #5
Burn or jump....HorrificRest in Peace Baby P xx
07-09-2008, 11:44 AM #6Former Member
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07-09-2008, 11:52 AM #7
They had a Documentary on over here called The Falling Man based on that one really prominent image that was all over the news at the time of one of the people falling from The Towers.
The Documentary was just about the people who had to jump....OMG it was SO darn heartbreaking. Some of them phoning their loved ones to tell them they were going to have to jump and to say Goodbye. I stayed awake for hours that night after watching it just trying to imagine how they must have felt.
I will never Forget 9/11.
As for the poor victims in this story. May they Rest in PeaceRest in Peace Baby P xx
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