According to an eye-witness, Samira Lamrani, A baby was caught by a member of the public after being dropped from Grenfell Tower as it was engulfed with flames.
“on the ninth or 10th floor People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming
The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby.
Somebody did, a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby.
I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help.
Us members of the public were reassuring them, telling them we’ve done what we can and that we’ve phoned 999, but obviously the look on their face was death.
My daughter’s friend said she observed an adult who made some sort of homemade parachute and tried to lower himself out of the window.
The more I looked up, floor upon floor. Endless numbers of people. Mainly the kids, because obviously their voices, with their high pitched voices – that will remain with me for a long time.
I could hear them screaming for their lives.”
According to LBC, Another resident said she saw a woman throw her son, who was about five years old, from a fifth or sixth floor window to escape the blaze.
“One woman actually threw her son out of the window. I think he’s OK.I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises.
I left my phone at home so I went back to grab it and, by the time I got back, the road was completely blocked off, the fire had dramatically spread.
It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie.
There was another woman screaming ‘my baby, my baby, I need to get out, I need to save my baby’.
“But we were just looking up. We couldn’t do anything. There was nothing we could do.”
At least 12 people have been confirmed dead in the huge fire that ripped through the west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise.
Eighteen people are in critical care after 79 injured people were taken to hospital. But many are still missing after residents were left trapped on upper floors as flames rapidly ripped up the block after initially being told to stay in their homes.
Although, Up to 600 people are believed to have been inside the Tower’s 120 flats when the blaze tore through the 24-storey building in the early hours.