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Minn. man devastated after 5 of 7 kids die in fire

Created: 02/16/2014 12:57 PM WHEC.com
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From his hospital bed, a Minneapolis man who lost five of his seven children in a fire says all he can think of is how he wanted to save his babies.

Sixty-year-old Troy Lewis jumped from a second-story window after the fire broke out Friday morning. He says he ran back in to save his children and was confronted with the most painful decision a parent can face: deciding which children to save.

He rescued 9-year-old Shaca and tried to save 8-year-old Christopher, but his son was already dead. He assumed two other children who were in Christopher's room were also dead, so he grabbed 5-year-old Electra.

He tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "I wanted to get all of my babies."

Shaca and Electra remain in critical condition Sunday.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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