This Mom’s Quick Thinking Saved Family In Grenfell Tower Blaze

June 16, 2017
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A Mother’s quick-thinking has saved the lives of her family by deliberately flooding her bathroom during the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.

Natasha Elcock, her boyfriend and her 6-year-old daughter,  found themselves trapped on the 11th floor of the tower block which was filled with flames on Wednesday morning.

The Mother said she rang for help “almost 100 times”, according to The Sun.

When emergency services advised them to stay put, quick-thinking Natasha deliberately ran her bath to overflow, soaking the floor to keep the flames at bay which bought her family some time.

“I let the bathroom flood. It kept the flat damp. It may have saved our lives,” the brave mother explained.

Natasha, a John Lewis worker and resident said: “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.”

Before their escape, the trio had obeyed commands to stay where they were for 90 minutes.

The fire broke out just before 1 am on Wednesday and quickly made its way through the large West London block of flats.

The fire has killed 12 people so far, with many more casualties expected to be announced in the coming days.

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