1. Mother-of-two shared harrowing videos from the 23rd floor of the burning London tower.
A mother-of-two who posted videos to social media while trapped in a 23rd floor apartment during the fire at Grenfell Tower in London has not been heard from since.
Rania Ibrham posted a nine-minute Facebook Live video to her profile at 1.38am, not long after the fire began. She posted another video, six-minutes in length, at 2.54am.
Ibrham’s best friend, Yaz, shared the second video while appearing on the UK breakfast program Good Morning Britain yesterday.
“You can see she’s trapped,” Yaz reportedly told the program. “She’s praying and she’s saying, ‘Forgive me everyone, goodbye’.”
In the video, Ibrham can be heard calling out to other people inside the building, telling them to come to her apartment where the was less smoke.
She and another woman can be heard yelling from the balcony, screaming for help. “Hello, there are too many people trapped on the 23rd floor,” they were saying.
At one point, you can hear Ibrham trying to calm her children, telling them to ‘sit down’. The Egyptian native has two daughters, aged five and three. Throughout the video, Ibram is constantly praying in Arabic.
No one has heard from Ibrham since the blaze. She is among many people missing in the wake of the fire.
Police have confirmed 12 people have died and at least 74 people are being treated in hospital. Police are expecting these numbers to rise.
2. 20-year-old woman found after 16-hour “kidnapping” ordeal in Queensland.
Police have located Jessica Hamill, she is now safe. https://t.co/kqoCaAdmW0
— Douglas Gazette (@pdmgazette) June 14, 2017