A baby that was “dropped to safety” from the burning Grenfell Tower in London was caught by a man at the bottom, a witness said.
According to a witness, Samira Lamrani, a woman signaled to people at the bottom of the burning Grenfell Tower that she was going to drop her baby from the “9th or 10th floor.” A man stood right underneath her and caught the baby.
The fire in a North Kensington building in London killed six people, and police say that the numbers will be rising as they continue searching the building.
Witnesses on the Grenfell Tower Fire
Lamrani said: “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.”
She said she saw people “from all angles, banging and screaming for help.” “We 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.”
She said one person was trying to make a “homemade parachute” to use as he jumped out of a window. She said she could hear “endless numbers of people”…”screaming for their lives.”
Another eyewitness, Daniel, said: “They were trapped. They couldn’t come downstairs, especially from the top floor…people have been burned.”
“I have seen it with my own eyes. And I have seen people jump.”
Another witness and nearby neighbor, Zoe, said: “Someone started banging on my door saying there’s a fire and to get out.”
“When I got on the landing it was thick with smoke but the smoke alarms weren’t going off, which is quite scary.”
“Then I just ran down the stairs. You could see the fire is in one of the flats.”
“They were saying apparently the fire was caused by a fridge freezer, don’t know how true that it is but the way the fire spread from the fourth floor all the way up was just scary.”
“When we got downstairs we were seeing people in the building flashing their kitchen lights, bedroom lights trying to get everyone’s attention.”