When London suffered yet another tragic terror attack on Friday morning, a teenager selflessly decided to open up her home for people fleeing the attack so that they could use the bathroom and charge their phones.
“Holly Leslie, 19, opened up her home to let people fleeing the
#ParsonsGreen attack use restroom or charge their phone,” Huffington Post reporter Willa Frej tweeted on Friday.
— Willa Frej (@willafrej) September 15, 2017
A photo that accompanied the tweet showed Leslie standing in front of a sign outside her home that read, “Toilets and charging ports. Feel free to use them.”
The terror incident hit close to home for Leslie, who said she would have been on the train if the attack happened just a week later.
“Uni starts next week,” she said. “If this was a week later I would have been on that tube.”
The blast that went off on Friday on a crowded, rush hour train left 22 injured, with police searching for the terrorist responsible for the detonation; one injury is said to be potentially life-threatening, Fox News reported.
Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
Terrified passangers reacted after the attack, expressing their fears over what unfolded.
“We got on the train at Parsons Green, then I heard lots of screams and people saying ‘run, run.’ We got out and then there was a human stampede, down the stairs,” witness Emma Stevie told the BBC. “There were people lying underneath getting crushed, a big human pile-on.”
Stevie continued, “I wedged myself in next to a railing. I put myself in the fetal position. I kept thinking, ‘I’ll be ok, I’ll be ok.’
PM: My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident.
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) September 15, 2017
Read more about the attack here.