A Russian family has managed to escape their flaming flat by jumping off a top floor balcony to safety.
According to The Sun, a passer-by captured the incident in southern Russia’s Vladimir Oblast region on his phone.
Two Russian parents have been forced to throw their young children from the top of a five-storey building after a fire broke out in their apartment.
Two young children were thrown from the top of a five-storey building in a desperate bid by their parents to save their lives as a Russian apartment complex went up in flames.
Video footage shows a large crowd of people gathered below the burning apartment to catch the family in peril.
Firefighters meanwhile have criticised the family for making the crazy decision and also for not shutting windows and doors to stop the smoke seeping up from the fire in the flat below.