Young woman clings to life in southern Turkey

Young woman clings to life in southern Turkey

ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency
Young woman clings to life in southern Turkey

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A 19-year-old woman in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya fell from the balcony of her seventh floor apartment but managed to cling to life by grabbing the sixth floor balcony parapets and leaping to the terrace below. 

On June 23, Aybüke Yılmaz went out on her apartment’s balcony in Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya where she lives with her parents. 

Yılmaz felt dizzy upon looking down, presumably out of hunger, as she was fasting due to the Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan. 

After losing her balance and falling from the seventh floor balcony, Yılmaz managed to get hold of the balcony parapets of the floor below and cried for help. 

Unable to make her voice heard or cling any longer, Yılmaz successfully leaped to the terrace of the unoccupied fifth floor flat. 

Medical teams soon arrived at the scene as Aybüke’s mother realized the incident and contacted both the emergency service and fire department. 

The young woman was brought to Akdeniz University Hospital to receive treatment for her only injury – a broken finger.