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(photo credit: Courtesy of EVP)
Police in Ashdod questioned the parents of a four-year-old boy rescued from a
burning apartment in Ashdod on Tuesday.
The child was left alone when the
fire broke out, police said.
The parents, migrants from Eritrea, were
questioned at an Ashdod police station on suspicion of negligence. Earlier,
police said an alert neighbor saw smoke rising from the apartment and heard the
boy’s cries. He contacted emergency services, before breaking down the
apartment’s door and attempting a rescue. Firefighters and police rushed to the
scene and evacuated both the child and the neighbor. The boy sustained light
injuries from smoke inhalation, firefighters said. The home was heavily damaged
in the blaze.
Fireman Doron Padvoda told Channel 2 News that he found the
child in his bedroom. Padvoda placed his oxygen mask over the boy and evacuated
“Without the bravery and assistance of the neighbor, the incident
could have ended differently,” the firefighter said.