1. London tower fire: Six dead as 24-storey building goes up in flames; cause of fire still not clear, building may collapse

London tower fire: Six dead as 24-storey building goes up in flames; cause of fire still not clear, building may collapse

A fire broke out in the 27-storey Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road in London early on Wednesday morning. London Fire Brigade through a tweet has said that 40 fire engines and 200 firemen are battling the flames.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2017 5:16 PM
London fire, London blaze, London high-rise, London, Firefighters battling, massive blaze, massive blaze in high-rise, Grenfell Tower, Amazing Spaces Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early Wednesday morning. (Source: Reuters)

London tower fire: Six people have died and over 50 injured as a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road in London early on Wednesday morning. London Fire Brigade through a tweet has said that 40 fire engines and 200 firemen are battling the flames at the Lancaster West Estate tower block. The London fire brigade has also said that the fire started on the second floor of the building and from there it has spread to the top of the building. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has termed the fire a major incident. London Ambulance Service has committed a ‘number of resources’ to the Grenfell Tower fire. The Metropolitan Police has asked people to stay away from the area, according to the Indian Express.

The tower has over 120 homes according to the Guardian. George Clarke, a British architect who stays close to the tower has said that he could see the glow through the windows of the building. Clarke said ”I am 100 meters away from the scene and have been covered with ash”. Residents who are staying on the higher floors of the building are flashing flashlights to signal rescuers to come and get them. According to media reports, the building may collapse.

 

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Grenfell Action Group, the ill-fated building’s resident’s association, has said that they did not receive any fire or safety instructions from the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) the owners of the building. In a blog post the residents of the building had said that ‘A catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude of our landlord KCTMO’.

 

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Dan Daly, the Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety through a Facebook post said ”Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working in very difficult conditions”. Daly termed the fire a ‘large and serious’ incident. He also said that the department had allocated numerous resources to fight the flames.

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It is still not clear how the fire started, but the residents of the tower said that the building had serious safety and health issues. London Ambulance Service says 30 people have been sent to 5 hospitals in the city.

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The area around Grenfell Tower has been cordoned off and approximately 30 adjacent flats have been evacuated by police.

 

London fire, London blaze, London high-rise, London, Firefighters battling, massive blaze, massive blaze in high-rise, Grenfell Tower, The area around Grenfell Tower has been cordoned off and approximately 30 adjacent flats have been evacuated by police. (Source: ANI)

Assistant Director of the London Ambulance Service, Stuart Crighton has said that ”A number of ambulances have been rushed to the area including the hazardous area response team”. He added that the priority is to take people to safety and give them medical help.

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    Kushal Kumar
    Jun 15, 2017 at 11:45 am
    Huge fire in a London multi-store building has left several people dead and about 70 injured. This Vedic astrology writer has already alerted on 16 May 2017 in article " Is WW lll around the corner ?" scheduled to be published in Summer 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly Newsletter from North Port , Florida. Among other scenario of happenings likely to develop during June to September 2017 , the global community has also been alerted for more care and appropriate strategy against fire , volcano eruptions and the like in vulnerable places round the globe. It seems alerts are meaningful.
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    Kushal Kumar
    Jun 15, 2017 at 11:44 am
    Huge fire in a London 27 storey building has left several people dead and about 70 injured. This Vedic astrology writer has already alerted on 16 May 2017 in article " Is WW lll around the corner ?" scheduled to be published in Summer 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly Newsletter from North Port , Florida. Among other scenario of happenings likely to develop during June to September 2017 , the global community has also been alerted for more care and appropriate strategy against fire , volcano eruptions and the like in vulnerable places round the globe. It seems alerts are meaningful.
    Reply
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    kushal kumar
    Jun 15, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Huge fire in a London multi-store building has left several people dead and about 70 injured. This Vedic astrology writer has already alerted on 16 May 2017 in article " Is WW lll around the corner ?" scheduled to be published in Summer 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly Newsletter from North Port , Florida. Among other scenario of happenings likely to develop during June to September 2017 , the global community has also been alerted for more care and appropriate strategy against fire , volcano eruptions and the like in vulnerable places round the globe. It seems alerts are meaningful.
    Reply
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    kushal kumar
    Jun 15, 2017 at 11:41 am
    Huge fire in a London 27 storey building has left several people dead and about 70 injured. This Vedic astrology writer has already alerted on 16 May 2017 in article " Is WW lll around the corner ?" scheduled to be published in Summer 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly Newsletter from North Port , Florida. Among other scenario of happenings likely to develop during June to September 2017 , the global community has also been alerted for more care and appropriate strategy against fire , volcano eruptions and the like in vulnerable places round the globe. It seems alerts are meaningful.
    Reply

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