Witness says mother saved baby by throwing it out of fire-hit London tower

Samira Lamrani saw a woman throw her baby from the Grenfell Tower. (Al Arabiya)

A witness has described how a mother threw her baby out of a window in Grenfell Tower, to ensure it escapes the raging inferno. Eyewitness Samira Lamrani described the heart-rending event to British radio LBC on Wednesday.

Lamrani said: “I saw first-hand a baby. The mother was at the window, she was gesturing with body language for somebody to catch her baby”.

“A gentleman who was standing beside me ran forward and grabbed the baby and then her shadow disappeared back indoors. She wrapped the baby in some sort of cover or blanket and threw the baby. It was from the ninth or tenth floor,” she added. Lamrani confirmed that the baby was unharmed in the incident.

أربعة من المفقودين نشر الاعلام البريطاني صورهم، ومصيرهم غير معلوم

أربعة من المفقودين نشر الاعلام البريطاني صورهم، ومصيرهم غير معلوم

Meanwhile, British media shared photos of four people who continue to remain missing following the fire.

نيران الحريق كانت عظيمة وهائلة، لكن خبراء أكدوا عبر وسائل الاعلام أن المبنى لن يسقط وينهار

نيران الحريق كانت عظيمة وهائلة، لكن خبراء أكدوا عبر وسائل الاعلام أن المبنى لن يسقط وينهار

London police says at least 12 people were killed in the fire that engulfed a 27-story block of flats in central London on Wednesday, London Fire Brigade said. More than 50 people were injured and taken to hospitals following the fire, British ambulance service said.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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