to connectVideoRaw video: a Five-year-old girl is rescued from the tracks at a Bronx subway station
The girl was rescued when her father jumped in front of a train as her.
As the mother of a 5-year-old, who still lived in her father’s murder-suicide attempt, saying that she knew something was off after she received a phone call from Fernando Balbuena, moments before his fatal jump in front of a New York City subway.
Balbuena named Niurka Caraballo around 8 o’clock on Monday morning, after leaving their apartment in the Bronx. Caraballo, according to the godfather, “it felt like there was something very, very wrong.”
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“They couldn’t understand what he was saying. It was not for us,” Luis Sanchez, the godfather of the couple’s son, told the New York Post, by Caraballo. “They felt that there was something wrong, so she went to the train station.”
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Caraballo was rushed to the train station, but it was too late. Balbuena, 45, had jumped in front of a southbound No. 4 train to the Kingsbridge Road station with their 5-year-old daughter in his arms. Emergency responders pronounced the father dead at the scene.
The child, miraculously, survived — and in a dramatic video taken at the scene, and caught the little girl crawl out from under the train, as well as the time that a man took her to safety. She was later taken to hospital to be treated for scratches, according to WABC-TV.
Caraballo told the Post, Balbuena suffers from depression, but I have no idea,” adding: “He was a good husband, a good father, a good provider and a good husband.”
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Out of her home in the Bronx on Monday, Caraballo told reporters that the 5-year-old, don’t know what happened to the Balbuena, and asks for her father.”
“We have to give her a lot of love, so she has been very good,” the mother said.