France to make Malian 'hero' legal for scaling building to save child
Updated : May 28, 2018 05:06 PM IST
France will give residence papers to an illegal immigrant from Mali who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony
Video shows Mamoudou Gassama, 22, risking his life on Sunday as he climbed up the balconies to rescue the four-year-old who is clinging to a railing and glancing at the ground below, while horrified onlookers watched.
The video went viral and Gassama, who has been nicknamed “Spider-Man” for conducting the rescue in less than a minute, was swiftly granted a meeting at the Elysee Palace.