VIDEO: Servicemen catch kids tossed from fire

Posted at 12:45 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 12:48:49-04

(CNN NEWSOURCE) Video shows a mother dropping her baby from a fourth story window. It was 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 U.S. soldiers down below who were passing by and stopped to help.

Then their 30-year-old mother jumps herself.

Miraculously, they all survive without even a scratch.

"She was out of the window, holding the baby out of the window and everybody started getting blankets from this shop here,” said Master Sgt. Michael Henry.

"And the lady just started dropping her babies down - you could tell she was scared she didn't want to,” said 1st Sgt. Melanie Scott.

The children's father thanked the military Monday. 

“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," said Prince Enyioko.

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