Shocking video shows the moment kids were rescued from burning building in Istanbul

Residents of Istanbul's Bayrampaşa district rescued a group of kids who got away from an apartment fire through the window. Adults dropped the children onto stretched-out blankets from the third floor.

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Residents of Istanbul's Bayrampaşa neighborhood rushed to rescue children from a Feb. 24 apartment building on the third floor, as adults dropped them onto blankets the neighbors stretched out under the kids.

"We heard screams while at work. We saw the kids at the window. We piled up a bunch of blankets. They saved their lives by jumping onto the blankets," said 48-year-old Yalçın Koçak.

Six kids and two adults were hospitalized after the third-floor apartment when an electricity board blasted, prompting witnesses to call fire and healthcare workers to the scene.