"People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming," Samira Lamrani, a local who witnessed the blaze, told the Press Association.
"The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby."
"I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help."
"Us members of the public were reassuring them, telling them we’ve done what we can and that we’ve phoned 999, but obviously the look on their face was death."
"The more I looked up, floor upon floor. Endless numbers of people."
"I could hear them screaming for their lives," Samira said.
"The kids, because obviously their voices, with their high pitched voices - that will remain with me for a long time."
This article first published on Marie Claire.