CHICAGO (CBS) — A couple from the Hollywood Park neighborhood has sued their landlord, after a fire earlier this month left their 10-year-old son dead.
The fire started early in the morning of Nov. 9, on the back porch of a three-story courtyard building on the 5700 block of North Kimball Avenue.
Tahir Khan and Maria Tahir tried to get their family out, but the stairway was blocked by flames. They dropped their two youngest children out a window, to people outside the building, and then jumped to escape the flames.
Their oldest son, 10-year-old Ans Khan, didn’t make it out. Firefighters later found him dead inside.
“It was the family’s and the parents’ worst nightmare,” said their attorney, Tim Cavanagh. “They were able to successfully drop two of their children from three-and-a-half stories.”