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Hero Sukru and mini-damsel-in-distress Ecrin
(Hurriyet Newspaper, 29 November 2014)
In Eskisehir, 4 year-old Ecrin Esen was being looked after at
home by her handicapped aunt while her parents were at
work at a factory. Last night, little Ecrin leaned out of the
window of her 7th floor apartment in Sahin Houses on
Cumhuriyet boulevard, lost her balance and fell toward the
At the same time, Sukru Deniz (41) was sweeping the
sidewalk in front of the apartment house when he noticed
the falling Ecrin. Deniz was able to catch the child and
they both rolled over on the ground.
The seriously injured Ecrin was taken to Eskisehir Osmangazi
University Hospital, where her condition remains serious.
Deniz related the incident as follows: "two baby shoes fell
first. When I looked up I saw the child's feet hanging from
the window. I threw away my broom ran and opened my
arms. Together we fell to the ground. She was crying."