Watch: Locals catch residents jumping from a burning apartment in Istanbul

, Watch: Locals catch residents jumping from a burning apartment in Istanbul, The Evepost BBC News
, Watch: Locals catch residents jumping from a burning apartment in Istanbul, The Evepost BBC News

Residents stuck inside a burning apartment in Istanbul were caught by crowds of locals in the street below.

Footage showed people in the street stretching out a sheet in an attempt to safely catch people jumping from a window of a building in the Esenler district of Istanbul, Turkey. 

Several people leapt out of the window in a bid to save themselves from a fire, including one young girl. 

Two of those who jumped down were wounded and taken to a nearby hospital.

, Watch: Locals catch residents jumping from a burning apartment in Istanbul, The Evepost BBC News

Locals could also be seen tackling the blaze with fire extinguishers as they waited for emergency services. 

The cause of the fire has not yet been disclosed. 

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