A one-armed, one-legged hero helped rescue two babies from a raging house fire in the Bronx Monday morning that left a dozen people injured, authorities and witnesses said.
The unidentified good Samaritan dropped the two children from a third-floor terrace with one hand and another male resident on the ground below safely caught them, witnesses said.
“The gentleman had the baby hanging off the porch. We started screaming, ‘Let go of the babies! Let go of the babies!’ The guy who caught the babies passed them on [to me],” said Franciane Valmont, 50, lives next door.
Several other people were removed from the building by firefighters.
Valmont said she handed the lucky tykes to EMS once ambulances arrived at the scene on Taylor Avenue near Watson Avenue in the Soundview section.
“I will live with it for a good while,” Valmont said of the terrifying experience.
Two of the victims are in critical condition, officials said. Three more were in serious condition and seven people suffered minor injuries. All were taken to Jacobi Hospital.
The cause remains under investigation.