Taxi driver saves four kids locked in burning flat

A young taxi driver in Tomsk has become a hero after saving the lives of four children.

The man was in a shop when a woman ran in saying that she had just seen a girl in the first-floor window of a burning flat.

He rushed to the scene and climbed up to help the girl down. To his surprise, the eight-year-old handed him first her two-year-old baby brother and then her two four-year-old brothers. Luckily, all the children were unharmed.

It is transpired their father had locked them in the flat and gone out for a couple of minutes, while the mother was at work.

The emergency squad that arrived at the scene extinguished the fire. The causes are still being investigated.

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