Mom thanks God that 5-year-old escaped death at hands of suicidal father

The mom of a 5-year-old Bronx girl whose suicidal dad jumped in front of an oncoming train while holding her Monday morning told The Post that she’s grateful to God for her daughter’s miraculous survival.

“She’s OK,” said Niurka Caraballo, gesturing to her daughter, who smiled at a Post reporter as the family prepared to leave Jacobi Medical Center Monday afternoon.

“Thank God,” added Caraballo, bursting into tears.

Cops presented the little girl with toys — including a “The Little Mermaid” doll nearly as tall as she is — and fitted her with an NYPD baseball cap, putting a smile on her face hours after the scare of her young lifetime.

The girl — whose name is being withheld by The Post — was standing with her father on the Kingsbridge Road No. 4 train platform around 8 a.m. when he grabbed her in his arms and leaped in front of a southbound train, according to cops.

The distraught dad — identified by police sources as Fernando Balbuena — was killed, but his daughter miraculously survived nearly unscathed.

In addition to a possible hand from above, the girl had the very tangible help of two good Samaritans who leaped onto the tracks as she crawled out from under the train, in a dramatic scene caught on video.

Additional reporting by Tina Moore, Larry Celona and Aaron Feis

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