Mother Throws Children From 4th Floor Window During Fire in Istanbul

A mother saved her four children from a burning building in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 24, dropping them out a window and down four floors to people on the street below, Turkish media reported.

Footage from bystander Gamze Sevil shows the mother lifting two children through a window as smoke billows out around them, and dropping them down to a crowd below.

Local news reported that four children were in the building at the time of the blaze, with neighbors on the street below using blankets to catch them. According to local reports, the children were uninjured. Credit: Gamze Sevil via Storyful