Wednesday morning’s fire in London shocked the world. The Grenfell Tower blaze, which started after a refrigerator exploded, has so far taken at least 12 lives, with 24 people still hospitalized (including 12 in critical condition), and up to 76 people missing.
The massive flames and clouds of smoke trapped those people inside, making it impossible to get out. Some people chose to jump instead of burning to death inside, and others were forced to resort to extreme measures to try and save their children.
“I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window. I was yelling at everyone to get down,” a witness named Jody Martin told the BBC. “They were saying, ‘We can’t leave our apartments, the smoke is too bad on the corridors.’