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10:46 UK time, Thursday, 4 November 2010

"I usually close it to stop it catching fire as people tend to throw their cigarette butts onto it" - Cafe owner in Paris, whose open awning broke the fall of an 18-month-old boy plummeting from an apartment six storeys above.

The circumstances of the accident are unclear, but the toddler had been playing at home when he somehow fell from the balcony and landed on the cafe awning below. In a stroke of remarkable luck, a passing doctor caught him as he bounced off unharmed.
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