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Mother saved her children from fire by throwing them out of the 6th floor

In Moscow, a mother threw her children from the balcony on the 6th floor to save their lives from fire which caught an apartment, said the Moscow Fire-Fighting Administration in an Interfax interview.
On Wednesday, at 1:20 pm, an apartment on 6th floor in building 31 on Clara Tsetkin Street was caught on fire. The fire instantly spread all over the apartment, and a lady with two children were on the balcony.

Before the fire brigade arrived, the woman threw the kids down from the balcony.

The lady died. Her little children were taken to hospital: the girl was in a very critical condition, the boy was in a satisfactory condition. One more lady was injured – 6% of her body was burned.

The fire was extinguished 2 hours later. The specialists of a fire brigade laboratory are investigating the causes of the fire.