‘Miracle’: Baby dropped from the tenth floor of burning London building is caught

June 14, 2017 9:14 am Last Updated: June 14, 2017 9:22 am

A baby was dropped from the 10th floor of a block of flats in London that had caught on fire late on Monday night.

The child—miraculously—was caught by a man who ran placed himself underneath the falling child, MailOnline reported.

The catch took place as Grenfell Tower, a 27-story building, caught on fire, which is believed to have been caused by an exploding fridge.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14:  In this image taken by eyewitness Gurbuz Binici, a huge fire engulfs the 24 story Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England.  The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident. Fatalities have been confirmed and at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment.  (Photo by Gurbuz Binici /Getty Images)
In this image taken by eyewitness Gurbuz Binici, a huge fire engulfs the 24 story Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident. Fatalities have been confirmed and at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment. (Photo by Gurbuz Binici /Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14:  People look on as smoke rises from the burning building after a huge fire engulfed the 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least six are dead and 20 are in critical care. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
People look on as smoke rises from the burning building after a huge fire engulfed the 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least six are dead and 20 are in critical care. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Pedestrians look up towards Grenfell Tower, a residential block of flats in west London on June 14, 2017, as firefighters continue to control a fire that engulfed the building in the early hours of the morning. Shaken survivors of a blaze that ravaged a west London tower block told Wednesday of seeing people trapped or jump to their doom as flames raced towards the building's upper floors and smoke filled the corridors.   / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians look up towards Grenfell Tower, a residential block of flats in west London on June 14, 2017, as firefighters continue to control a fire that engulfed the building in the early hours of the morning.
Shaken survivors of a blaze that ravaged a west London tower block told Wednesday of seeing people trapped or jump to their doom as flames raced towards the building’s upper floors and smoke filled the corridors. ( ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14:  Flames continue to burn after a huge fire engulfed the 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England.  The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Flames continue to burn after a huge fire engulfed the 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

It has been reported that six people are confirmed dead.

Samira Lamrani told the newspaper that she saw a woman attempt to save her baby by dropping it from the 9th or 10th floor to people on the ground below.

“People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming,” Lamrani said.

“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.”

She then described the horrors of the fire.

“The more I looked up, floor upon floor. Endless numbers of people,” she said. “Mainly the kids, because obviously their voices, with their high pitched voices – that will remain with me for a long time.”

“I could hear them screaming for their lives.”

The Telegraph reported that as many as 600 people were inside the building when it caught on fire. Some 20 people are now in critical condition, but many people are still missing.

Photos showed the building totally engulfed in fire during the early morning hours.

Sadiq Khan, who is Mayor of London, told the paper: “There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers.”