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Mother throws baby and two kids from building to save them from fire

The next thing I know we were both holding blankets to catch babies as a woman dropped them out of a window.

A mother was forced to toss her three young children from a forth-storey window in a bid to save them from a fire.

Local bystanders came to the aid of the mother in Songtan, South Korea and her children when they saw the building the family was in had become engulfed in flames and held out blankets to catch a seven-month old baby, a two-year-old, a three-year-old and their mother as they fell.

Several US Air Defense personnel were visiting the area at the time and reportedly rushed to offer their assistance when they saw smoke and heard screaming, reports CNN.

Melanie Scott, of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, witnessed the incident and told told DVIDS she saw a “lady shimmying down the side of the building and realised there was a woman holding a baby out of the window several floors up”.

“The next thing I know we were both holding blankets to catch babies as a woman dropped them out of a window,” Ms Scott said.

Unbelievably the Nigerian mother, Precious Enyioko and her children survived the leap and the whole incident was caught on video.

“It was so difficult to drop my children,” Ms Enyioko told DVIDS.

“It was so dark in the room and the kids were coughing and crying. When I saw the people gathering with the blanket … I thanked my God.”

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