Hero clings to outside of 80ft tower block window to save girl, tre

Dramatic moment hero clings to the outside of a window 80ft up a tower block to save girl, tre, after spotting her hanging from the eighth-floor in Kazakhstan

  • Sabit Shontakbaev, 37, saw the girl when he was on his way to work in Nur-Sultan
  • She was home alone and piled up toys and cushions to climb out of the window
  • Sabit rushed to the floor below and pulled her to safety by her ankles
  • This is the heart-stopping moment a hero clings to the outside of a tower block window to rescue a young girl after spotting her dangling from the eighth floor.

    Sabit Shontakbaev, 37, was on his way to work with a friend when he saw a crowd below staring up at the three-year-old.

    Her mother had gone shopping and left her home alone in Kazakistan‘s capital Nur-Sultan when she piled up her toys and cushions to climb out of the window.








    Sabit Shontakbaev clings to the outside of a tower block window to rescue a young girl after spotting her dangling from the eighth floor

    Sabit Shontakbaev clings to the outside of a tower block window to rescue a young girl after spotting her dangling from the eighth floor

    Sabit Shontakbaev clings to the outside of a tower block window to rescue a young girl after spotting her dangling from the eighth floor

    Sabit, un padre di quattro figli, immediately rushed upstairs in a bid save her before she fell to her death.

    Egli ha detto: ‘We noticed that people were gathering and I immediately looked up and saw a girl hanging from the eighth floor.

    He ran inside the block and went up to the seventh floor, to the flat immediately below where the girl was precariously hanging on.

    ‘We knocked and fortunately they immediately opened the door,’ Egli ha detto.

    He climbed out of the window below the terrified girl who by then had been holding on for 15 minuti.

    Shontakbaev, 37, was on his way to work with a friend when he saw a crowd below staring up at the three-year-old

    Shontakbaev, 37, was on his way to work with a friend when he saw a crowd below staring up at the three-year-old

    Shontakbaev, 37, was on his way to work with a friend when he saw a crowd below staring up at the three-year-old

    Sabit, un padre di quattro figli, immediately rushed upstairs in a bid save her before she fell to her death

    Sabit, un padre di quattro figli, immediately rushed upstairs in a bid save her before she fell to her death

    ‘I did not have a safety harness so my friend held my legs.

    ‘At that moment I didn’t think about anything, I just wanted to help the child.

    He dramatically reached up and caught the girl’s legs then tugged her down so he could catch her.

    Then he carefully passed her through the open window to his friend.

    Sabit did not wait to be thanked by the girl’s mother as he did not want to be late for work.

    ‘I didn’t even see her parents,’ Egli ha detto. 'Dopo, I went straight to work with my friend. Nobody knew that this would happen.

    He ran inside the block and went up to the seventh floor, to the flat immediately below where the girl was precariously hanging on

    He ran inside the block and went up to the seventh floor, to the flat immediately below where the girl was precariously hanging on

    He was awarded a medal for showing 'courage' by the deputy emergency minister Ibrahim Kulshimbayev

    He was awarded a medal for showing ‘courageby the deputy emergency minister Ibrahim Kulshimbayev

    ‘I just saved the child and left, and in the news and social networks they suddenly began to call me a hero. I do not consider my actions heroic.

    'Per me, everyone should lend a helping hand in such situations.

    The girl had piled cushions and soft toys under the window and then climbed out, said an official source.

    Shontakbaev has been hailed for his brave deed by the city’s mayor Altai Kulginov.

    He was awarded a medal for showing ‘courageby the deputy emergency minister Ibrahim Kulshimbayev.

    But he was also offered a new job as a rescuer after his astonishing bravery.

    Reports say Shontakbaevwho has a daughter and three sonswill also be awarded with a new three bedroom apartment, and a television.

    This will enable his family to move to Nur-Sultan and live with him.

    Until now he had been earning money in the capital and sending it home to his wife in Kyzylorda.

    The fees for his children to attend summer camp will also be paid.