Friday, 16 June 2017

Grenfell Tower blaze - How mum threw baby to safety from 9th floor

A frantic mum threw her baby from a ninth floor window to save him from dying in the overnight inferno that engulfed their  Grenfell House in west London .
“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,” an eyewitness told Reuters

The witness said the caring mum wrapped the baby in what seemed like a sheet or blanket and threw the young baby out of the window.
“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 the mother, went backwards and that was the last we saw.”

She also claimed a resident made a “homemade parachute” to lower himself out of the window as the fire raged.

Another witness said he saw a “child on fire” jump from the 22nd floor of the tower block.

He said:
“The fire started happening on third floor, we called the fire bridge who came 20 minutes later, and then the whole thing just went up.
“An hour-and-a-half later, I saw a kid on the 22nd floor on fire, he walked to the window, and he jumped.”

The blaze was described as being like “hell on earth.

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