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Mother Saves Family from Grenfell Tower Fire by Flooding the Bathroom

“I let the bathroom flood. It kept the flat damp. It may have saved our lives.”

This is the scary moment when a mother with her daughter and boyfriend gets trapped on the 11th floor of the burning building. Fortunately, they were able to buy time by flooding the bathroom. They were eventually rescued to safety because of that.

The incident happened during the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Natasha Elcock, 39 years old, was trapped on the building’s 11th floor when the fire began to rage. She was with her 6-year-old daughter and boyfriend at the time.

“Following fire advice on notices in their flat to stay put,” a Metro report tells us, “the family remained inside.” Unfortunately, smoke began to engulf their home and so Natasha decided “to flood the bathroom so their flat would remain damp”, hoping that it would help buy them time.

Natasha Elcock, 39, saved her family by overflowing their bathroom during the Grenfell Tower fire.

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In an interview with the Sun, the mother, who has lived in the area for 20 years, shared:

“I let the bathroom flood. It kept the flat damp. It may have saved our lives.”

After 90 minutes, they received a phone call from fire crews to leave the building as soon as they can.

According to Natasha:

“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.”

Left without a choice, Natasha called for help ‘almost 100 times’ before crews finally came to save her and her family. The three were immediately rushed to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Thanks to Natasha’s quick thinking, all three of them survived the horrific blaze.

A crowdfunding page has been set up by a friend for Natasha’s family. Interested donors can check it out via the JustGiving page.

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Americans Spotted Flying Drones Over Marawi City, US Continues Aiding Philippines

The U.S. military has been providing “technical support” to the Philippine troops during the Marawi siege.

It’s been almost three weeks since the Maute group of terrorists besieged the Philippine city of Marawi. American troops have already sent help to end the clash in the area by sending spy planes to provide surveillance for the Philippine Army.

On Monday, four Americans were spotted standing beside a pickup truck in Marawi while flying a drone over the city, as seen in the video footage obtained by ABS-CBN. This is not the first time that the U.S. got involved in the clash between the government troops and the pro-ISIS militants.

On Friday, a journalist and photographer from Associated Press spotted the surveillance aircraft, the U.S. Navy P3 Orion, flying over the besieged city, Sunstar reported.

The U.S. military has been providing "technical support" to the Philippine troops during the Marawi siege.

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Young Filipino Soldier Makes Ultimate Sacrifice in Fight Against ISIS-Backed T********s

Surrounded by the enemy, heroic Filipino soldier Private First Class Dhan Ryan Bayot, urged his commanding officer, “Just bomb my location, Sir!”

The Philippine government is dealing with a crisis in Marawi City. Some local ISIS-backed terrorists have taken over the city, which is situated in the province of Lanao del Sur in Mindanao. This is where the tale of a heroic young Filipino soldier happened.

Marawi City has become a war zone as ISIS-backed terrorists have taken over some parts of Marawi. They have burned down some structures, including a church. Amid the evacuation of residents and continued hostilities, the challenges faced by the Philippine military have become very obvious.

The Sibugay Express Facebook page shared the heartbreaking story of a heroic 24-year-old soldier, Private First Class Dhan Ryan Bayot.

This fearless young man gave his life for his country.

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Philippine Military Tanks Fighting ISIS-Backed T********s Use DIY Wood “Armor”

Philippine military tanks going after ISIS-backed terrorists in Marawi City have been reinforced with makeshift “wood armor.”

By now, the world knows that the Philippine government is dealing with a crisis in Marawi City. Some local ISIS-backed terrorists have taken over the city, which is situated in the province of Lanao del Sur in Mindanao.

The crisis started when combined government forces conducted a raid to catch Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader Isnilon Hapilon. The ASG is a local terrorist organization known for its kidnap-for-ransom activities. In fact, they have brutally killed some of their hostages, which include both locals and foreigners.

Marawi City has become a war zone.

Hapilon's forces fought back and asked help from another local terrorist organization, the Maute Group. The group was founded by brothers Omar and Abdullah Maute. It is responsible for the bombing in Davao City — where President Rodrigo Duterte is from — last year. Reports have tagged the Maute Group as ISIS-backed terrorists. However, the Philippine government believes that they are not really backed by ISIS. In any case, the crisis rages on, with the Maute Group doing as much damage as they can. ...

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