Mother, 3 children jump from burning building in South Korea

Pyeongtaek, South Korea, (CNN) — A mother dropped her baby from a fourth story window — the only way out as a fire ripped through a South Korean apartment block last Saturday.

Three children, aged one, three, and four are caught in blankets held by us soldiers down below who were passing by and stopped to help. Then, their 30-year-old mother jumps herself.

Miraculously, they all survived without even a scratch.

Master Sergeant Michael Henry said, “She was out of the window, holding the baby out of the window and everybody started getting blankets from this shop here.” 1st Sergeant Melanie Scott said, “And the lady just started dropping her babies down – you could tell she was scared she didn’t want to”

The children’s father thanked the military Monday. He said, “I don’t know how I would explain my thanks because I was so surprised. I see the people gathering here to rescue my family, especially the military.”

The family from Nigeria met the soldiers who saved their lives – the children looking remarkably unaffected by what had happened.

The terrifying ordeal that thankfully has a happy ending.

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