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London Fire: 78 people dead or missing in Grenfell Tower blaze

London Fire: 78 people dead or missing in Grenfell Tower blaze
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Latest Update : 78 people are dead or missing in London Fire Blaze as reported by London police.

Today London’s 24 storey apartment building immersed with a massive fire blaze, in Grenfell Tower of West London. London has claimed six deaths in Grenfell Tower huge blaze. Around 50 people injured and take to the hospital whereas many people are still missing. It was believed that around 600 people were there inside the Grenfell Tower’s 120 flats. Two women watched the firebreak from the window and they saw people jumping from the tower to save themselves. Some witnesses said that residents who escaped helped others who were trapped with some throwing children’s from windows and jumping from the upper floors and some have attempted to use bin bags as makeshift parachutes.

Residents reported that fire alarms had not sounded and they were told to stay put in their flats. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: “I’m in close contact with @LFBCommissioner re #NorthKensington fire. @LondonFire @Ldn_Ambulance @Metpoliceuk working together at the scene”.

More than 200 firefighters were called to the block in North Kensington, at about 1.15 am. Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police in the statement said: Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police in the statement said: “I can confirm there have been a number of fatalities and other receiving medical care. and said anyone who concencerned about loved ones in relation to the fire should contact casualty bureau which has been opened with a fire blaze.

Most of the residents were evacuated from the Brandon Walk around 2 a.m. And witnesses reports that the fire spread quickly with one side of the building ablaze around 15 minutes after it started. And in an hour it spread to the top part of the building.

Authorities are still trying to establish that how many people have been injured and lost their lives in this massive fire engulfed in London.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.