Two residents forced to jump to lower floor to escape high-rise fire

Two residents jumped to a lower floor to escape fire in a high-rise building in eastern China.

The video, filmed in Qingdao City in Shandong Province on January 18, shows black smoke coming out of the 24th floor of a residential building.

An onlooker shouts “Do not jump!” to the woman sitting on the edge of the balcony and trying to jump to the 23rd floor.

After the woman lands successfully, a man can be seen climbing over the wall to jump down with her help.

According to reports, two people were both rescued and sent to hospital. Fortunately, they only suffered minor injuries.

The fire has been put out by firefighters. The cause was being investigated.