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Viral video: Man climbs down 19-storey building with no safety gear after fire breaks out

As the footage went viral, people were glad that the man made it out unharmed. However, many were impressed by how he did it all and many called him Spider-Man.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 19, 2019 5:32:14 pm
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A fire broke out at a high-rise in West Philadelphia on Thursday night and a man’s escape from the inferno is going viral. In a jaw-dropping video doing rounds on social media, the man is seen climbing down from a 19-storey building with his bare hands and with no protective gear whatsoever. The ease and calm with which he performs the task has left people stunned.

According to WPVI-TV, the fire started at a building at around 9:30 pm and the television network’s helicopter saw the man climbing down the 19-story building.

The man was attempting to escape the smoke coming from the top floors. He climbed down one floor at a time without a harness or helmet. The man was seen reaching the ground within minutes, after which he was accosted by firemen and paramedics.

The blaze was brought under control and there were no reports of injury.

As the footage went viral, people were glad that the man made it out unharmed. However, many were impressed by how he did it all and many called him Spider-Man.

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