According to reports, 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.
“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.