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Incredible Escape As Man Clings To Ledge Of Burning Building

The moment a man escaped a raging fire was captured on video and shows just how close he came to losing his life.

A young man was forced to escape from his room and seek safety on a cornice when a fire ripped through his building in Rome on Wednesday.

Man Clings Onto Ledge After Fire Engulfs His Home
Man Clings Onto Ledge After Fire Engulfs His Home. Image: STEFANO MICELI VIA ROMA PULITA!

He could be seen holding on for his life on the cornice, and was lying dangerously close to flames billowing out from the building's windows.

Crowds gathered below to watch as firefighters worked to remove him.

He was eventually lifted out by a crane and although shaken, he escaped without any injuries.

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