A man in Kazakhstan risked his life to save a three-year-old girl from falling from an eighth-floor window.
The toddler apparently used cushions to climb to the window ledge before she slipped, and was left hanging from her fingertips. She was reportedly left home alone while her mother went out shopping.Sabit Shontakbaev, 37, was on the
way to work when they noticed the commotion. He rushed into the building and knocked on the door of the apartment below the girl’s. He then made his way to the window.
“At that moment I didn’t think about anything, I just wanted to help the child,” Shontakbaev said.
“Afterwards, I went straight to work with my friend. Nobody knew that this would happen. 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. To me,
everyone should lend a helping hand in such situations.”The local media reported that Shontakbaev was awarded a three-bedroom apartment for his actions. The new apartment will mean his family, which includes his three daughters and a son, can join him in the city.