South African chaos : Trapped Mother forced to throw child from burning building [video]
A desperate mother was forced to throw her baby from a burning building to a crowd below, as riots in South Africa intensify.
More than 70 people have been killed in days of violence after the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.
People looting shops in the central business district of Durban allegedly started a fire that spread to homes of those living on the second floor and higher.
Dramatic footage shows the moment a mother drops her child from the smoking building into a crowd of people who rushed to help those trapped in the apartment block on Tuesday.
Neighbours that caught the baby promptly rushed to get ladders to help others escape.
The mother was reunited with her baby, but was too emotional to talk, the BBC reported, with firefighters arriving 20 minutes later.
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