A resident fell 60ft in a last ditch effort to escape a blaze that was engulfing her high-rise flat this morning. The fire reportedly started in one of the flats in central Moscow but quickly spread over an area of 180ft.
Fearing she would be burned alive, she climbed outside to escape the inferno.
Footage shot from a flat across the road captures the drama unfolding and the nail-biting moment the woman clings on for dear life. But amid intense heat, she could not hold on to the balcony rail anymore.
She then fell from the eighth floor to the ground. Emergency services took the woman to the hospital to be treated for her impact injuries and smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire was not yet determined.