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911 calls released after Georgia Tech student burned

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Atlanta investigators on Thursday released the 911 calls from a Georgia Tech grad student burned inside his Midtown apartment.

Police say Saamer Akshabi is an international grad student from Iran studying internet technology. On Tuesday, he sustained third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body when a Molotov cocktail exploded in his apartment on 10th Street near Piedmont Park.

Akshabi's neighbor called 911 telling the operator he saw a fire and a lot of smoke.

"Oh my God, he's burned up real bad," the caller said about Akshabi to the operator. "We need an ambulance and we need something real quick, somebody here real fast."

Once inside Akshabi's apartment, firefighters found several bottles full of gasoline. That's when they called police and officials from the Department of Homeland Security.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

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