ISTANBUL, Turkey - A mother and her four children faced a terrifying scenario on Thursday in Turkey: The only way to escape a burning building was to go out a window on the fourth floor, according to a report.
As smoke engulfed the interior of the building and billowed from the window, the woman lifted her children one-by-one through the opening and dropped them to the street below, video footage captured by a bystander named Gamze Sevil showed.
Several neighbors on the street held blankets under the window and caught all the children, according to a report.
Their ingenuity and the makeshift rescue net did the job. The brave children were not hurt, this report said.
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