"When I came out by the stairs I saw my neighbour following me, I saw him coming out, and another neighbour was struggling, and I told him: 'Where is your dad?' He said to me: 'He's inside, he can't walk.' I said to him: 'Let's go and look.' We tried to go back but it was all black so I had to come out of the building."
4. Residents watching smouldering Grenfell tower block, smoke still billowing
"I walked down, I found the fire brigade man is coming through the stairs. I use the stairs to go down to see what's happening exactly in the building. And when I asked him, he said: 'There is fire on the fourth floor, one of the houses on the fourth floor.' (By) the time I ran out, just to get my kids, I closed my door because there was too much smoke, I got my kids, we go out. But the problem is, there was no fire alarms running, working. I don't know why. The fire brigade, he didn't break the glass, to tell people to go out until when people had been dying there."
7. Fire fighters and fire engines, smoke from Grenfell tower block in background
"I haven't heard the fire, which is in the building, the big fire with the red tube, meant to be some water coming out when it catches fire. And the alarm, I haven't heard no alarm. I only heard in my house the smoke alarm."
A deadly overnight fire raced through a 24-storey apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 74 others, police said.
Witnesses reported seeing residents throw babies and small children from high windows to people on the sidewalk in a desperate effort to save them from the flames.
People trapped by the quickly advancing flames and thick smoke banged on windows and screamed for help to those watching down below, witnesses and survivors said.
Resident Hamid Wahbi said the fire alarm did not go off in any of the communal hallways and stairs in the tower block, to warn the residents.
Youssef Khalloud, another resident, said he went downstairs after a neighbour phoned and alerted him to the fire and emergency services outside.
He then returned to get his sleeping children and they fled their 11th-floor apartment.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze, but angry residents said they had warned local authorities about fire issues at Grenfell Tower.
The subsidised housing block of 120 apartments was built in 1974 and was recently upgraded at a cost of 8.6 million pounds (11 million US dollars), with work finishing in May 2016, according to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said many questions now need to be answered about safety for the scores of tower blocks around the British capital.