Mum threw BABY from window as burning kids jumped from fire-ravaged London tower block



DESPERATE parents trapped in a burning tower block were spotted throwing their children out of windows trying to get them to safety.

The blaze ripped through Grenfell Tower in North Kensington in the early hours of this morning.

At least 50 people have been rushed to nearby hospitals and police have confirmed there are at least six fatalities.

Now, a witness claims he saw a “child on fire” jump from the 22nd floor amid screams from above of “save my children, save my children!”

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."

While local resident Samira Lamrani said she saw baby being caught by a member of the public after being dropped.

In a harrowing interview, she told the BBC: “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.”

It comes after onlookers compared the incident to 9/11 as dramatic images of the fire emerged.

Flames spread between the second and 24th floors as emergency services struggled to get the blaze under control.

Several people are being treated for illness from smoke inhalation.

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there had been a "number of fatalities" but could not confirm how many due to the size and complexity of the building.

"This is an unprecedented incident," she said.

“In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale."

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage, London Fire Brigade said.

The Metropolitan Police have set up a casualty bureau for anyone concerned about their friends and family on 0800 0961 233.