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Turkey: Woman drops kids from window to save them from fire

February 25, 2021 GMT
In this image taken from video provided by IHA, one of four children is dropped from an apartment window to bystanders below after a fire broke out, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Istanbul, Turkey. The children were carried to ambulances, and Turkish media reported they were uninjured. (IHA via AP)
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In this image taken from video provided by IHA, one of four children is dropped from an apartment window to bystanders below after a fire broke out, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Istanbul, Turkey. The children were carried to ambulances, and Turkish media reported they were uninjured. (IHA via AP)
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In this image taken from video provided by IHA, one of four children is dropped from an apartment window to bystanders below after a fire broke out, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Istanbul, Turkey. The children were carried to ambulances, and Turkish media reported they were uninjured. (IHA via AP)

ISTANBUL (AP) — A woman rescued her four children from a burning building in Istanbul by throwing them out of a window, and all of them are doing fine, Turkish media reported.

The mother threw the children from a third-floor window amid black smoke from the fire on Wednesday. Video captured each child falling as volunteers stretched out a blanket to catch them.

Bystanders were heard screaming amid sounds of alarms. Some shouted at the woman not to drop the children.

The children were carried to ambulances, and Turkish media reported they were uninjured. The mother was hospitalized as a precaution and then discharged, according to news reports.

The fire, which began in an electrical panel, was extinguished. Two other children and two older adults were also rescued.