One mother was so desperate to save her baby, that she threw the child out of her tenth floor window, and then something remarkable happened: A man ran forward through the crowd and actually caught the baby!
This happened as the Grendel Tower in London went up in flames due to what officials believe was caused by a fridge exploding. The fire has already claimed the lives of six people.
Daily Mail reports:
Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save a baby by dropping it from a window ‘on the ninth or 10th floor’ to waiting members of the public below.
She 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 added: ‘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.’
Zara, another resident who was present, said she saw another woman throw her son who appeared to be about five out of a fifth or sixth story window. She said, “One woman actually threw her son out of the window. I think he’s OK,” Zara continued, “I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises. It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie.”
Zara said that they were looking up at the people yelling for help but that they couldn’t do anything.