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Grenfell Tower Fire - London

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This is dreadful - poor London, it's not like they haven't had enough this year.

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Six people have been confirmed killed in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise.

Up to 600 people are believed to have been inside Grenfell Tower's 120 flats when the blaze tore through the 24-storey building in the early hours.

Twenty people are in critical care after 74 injured people were taken to hospital. But many are still missing after residents were left trapped on upper floors as flames rapidly ripped up the block after initially being told to stay in their homes.

Telegraph report HERE

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spikesgirl58
Jun. 14th, 2017 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, not! How awful!
calico_pye
Jun. 14th, 2017 09:31 pm (UTC)
I know - they think it was the cladding that caught fire.
spikesgirl58
Jun. 15th, 2017 03:24 pm (UTC)
The more I hear, the worse it sounds. Sigh...
siglinde99
Jun. 15th, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
I am both saddened and angry. All the reported problems with that building are just horrifying.
calico_pye
Jun. 15th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
There seems to be many more missing, so the death toll is set to rise. It looks like negligence -possibly the cladding, plus they think that important fire breakers were removed during the refurb from 2 years ago. Many of the inhabitants were unhappy with the work carried out and foretold that something really dangerous could happen, as far back as last November.
siglinde99
Jun. 16th, 2017 02:14 am (UTC)
I really hope someone is held to account.
calico_pye
Jun. 16th, 2017 01:11 pm (UTC)
Yes - because it is the neglect of the landlord that is the problem and it wasn't like the tenants hadn't voiced their concerns about the dangers of the tower.
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