Footage emerges of heroic mother saving her children from burning flat by throwing them out the window before dying

Local media reported that the mother was eventually found lying unconscious in the flat and was rushed to the hospital, where she succumbed.


                            Footage emerges of heroic mother saving her children from burning flat by throwing them out the window before dying

A heroic mother saved her two children from a deadly blaze in her fourth-floor apartment on Thursday, by throwing them out the window. Reports state that her neighbors were standing below the apartment building and caught the children in sheets, while the mother passed out in the apartment.

Local media reported that the mother was eventually found lying unconscious in the flat and was rushed to the hospital, where she succumbed.

The two siblings — a nine-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, were declared safe but had sustained some injuries as neighbors rushed to save them. Reports state that the girl sustained fractures on her leg and is set to undergo surgery.

The incident reportedly occurred at Xuchang, central China's Henan Province on Thursday morning, Henan TV reported.

Reports state that the mother and the children were trapped in their fourth-floor home for quite some time after a fire broke out.

Screenshot of the clip shows the child being thrown out of the window. (Twitter)
Screenshot of the clip shows the child being thrown out of the window. (Twitter)

A video of the incident, taken by a passerby, showed the woman throwing bed sheets out of the fourth-floor balcony so that the neighbors could use it to catch her children.

She then threw her son and daughter out of the window one by one as the neighbors successfully caught them.

The neighbors then yelled at the mother, asking her to jump too, however, the woman eventually fell unconscious in the flat as smoke filled their house.

Image shows neighbors trying to catch the children in a bedsheet. (Twitter)
Image shows neighbors trying to catch the children in a bedsheet. (Twitter)

The mother was later found by firefighters unconscious in the flat and they rushed her and her two children to the hospital.