According to the reports, many parents in a burning tower block were seen throwing kids out of the window in a bid to save them. A mother throws her baby from the ninth floor of the Grenfell Tower into the arms of a man waiting below.
Eyewitness Samira Lamrani told HuffPost UK, “There were screeches and somebody was gesturing that there was a lady at the window and as I looked up a lady was frantically gesturing and screaming, with her hands, from her body language, that she was about to throw the baby and she wrapped her baby in what seemed like a sheet or blanket and threw the young baby out of the window.”
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Lamrani further added: “A member of the public, a guy ran forward and just miraculously grabbed the baby at the right moment and then the shadow, I assume of the mother, went backwards and that was the last we saw. I’m not sure what the guy did with the baby but the baby was picked up safely.”
Grenfell Tower Fire
It is a large-scale fire that started before 01:00 BST. Six people are confirmed dead and around 200 firefighters and 45 fire engines are working to control it.