Young boy leaps from burning building to escape fire

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Accidents
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A brother and sister were both killed when a fire engulfed their apartment.

Khristopher Gober, four, and his little sister Kailani, two, died when the blaze started on the fourth floor of their building in Gary, Indiana, and spread quickly.

The flames prompted a boy, eight, to jump to safety from a fourth floor window into a blanket.

The siblings suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns, Fire Department Chief of Operations Mark Jones told the Northwest Indiana Times, and were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Their precise cause of death has yet to be released.

'We were crying and thanking God,' a neighbor told the paper, with another bystander calling the child's survival a 'miracle.'

He was examined by medics at the scene and was not injured by the flames or the jump.

Neighbors also managed to rescue several others, and firefighters pulled the two children who died from the burning fourth floor, Jones told the paper.

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