The fire, which has claimed 17 lives according to reports, broke out on June 14th. Natasha Elock, a mother of one, was trapped in her 11th floor apartment with her daughter and partner. Although this could have easily become a death trap, Natasha thought of a genius plan to keep them all alive.
According to Natasha, “I let the bathroom flood – it kept the flat damp – it may have saved our lives.” She continued, “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.”
Fortunately, Natasha and her family were able to be rescued – but for many, the events of the fire were much more tragic.