Quick thinking actions can save your life sometimes and this is exactly what a mother did who was in Grenfell Tower to save the life of her six-year-old daughter and herself.
Natasha Elcoc was trapped inside on the 11th floor of the burning buildings along with her daughter and partner. The three of them were there until 3 am when fire crews finally managed to find them and lead them to safety.
Thinking quickly, Natasha ran her bath and let it overflow to dampen the floors. After an hour and a half, the fire crews told them over the phone to get out.
The mother-of-one said: “I let the bathroom flood – it kept the flat damp – it may have saved our lives.”
Natasha, added :”We tried the door but it was too hot. We had our little girl on the wet floor and we went to the coldest room. The door was buckling and the windows bubbling and cracking. It was terrifying.”
Natasha asked for help “almost 100 times,” once being put through to call handlers in Glasgow. The family had to step over a body in order to escape before going to the hospital. They were treated for smoke inhalation.
Police have told people who are concerned about friends or relatives who may have been in the building to call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233!