LUCKY BREAK: Man Leaps 50ft From Quake Apartment And Survives With Broken Arm

This is the agonising moment a man leaps from this third-storey apartment onto a cobblestone pavement as an earthquake hit his town in northwestern Turkey.

Cagdas Lacin jumps from a third-floor window during an earthquake in Bolu, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The young man reportedly suffers from several fractures. (Newsflash)

CCTV footage shows a panicking group of men running out of the building before Cagdas Lacin, 28, plunges to the ground in the city of Bolu, in the province of the same name.

As he hits the cobblestones with a sickening thud, he bounces back up in the air and is sent rolling to the side.

Cagdas is seen cringing in pain in front of the six-storey apartment building in Bolu as his panicked neighbours flee the quake tremors.

Cagdas Lacin jumps from a third-floor window during an earthquake in Bolu, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The young man reportedly suffers from several fractures. (Newsflash)

He was taken to the city’s Izzet Baysal State Hospital where X-rays revealed that his arm has been broken twice in the fall.

The earthquake – which reached a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale – hit the region at 4am on Wednesday, 23th November.

Its epicentre was at Goelyaka, a town in Duzce Province, according to Turkey’s national disaster protection agency AFAD.

Around 70 people suffered minor injuries, say local media.

Cagdas Lacin jumps from a third-floor window during an earthquake in Bolu, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The young man reportedly suffers from several fractures. (Newsflash)

The earthquake’s repercussions were even felt in Istanbul which is located more than 220 kilometres (137 miles) from the epicentre.

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