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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean officials say residents rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors.
Moon Sang-hyeon from the Songtan Fire Department said Wednesday that about 10 people, including U.S. servicemen, held the blanket and persuaded the mother to drop her children from a fourth-floor window and jump herself before rescue workers arrived at the scene last week in the city of Pyeongtaek.
Moon says the children — aged 1, 3, and 4 — were not hurt and their mother suffered only minor injuries. He says firefighters rescued another woman and there were no further injuries.
Cellphone footage capturing the dramatic rescue has been appearing in social media.