Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Apartment Fire Disaster In London -- News Roundup

Daily Mail: 'Nobody on the top three floors survived': Six dead and dozens missing as massive blaze 'sparked by faulty fridge' engulfs 27-storey tower block in just 15 minutes: Residents hurl themselves from windows while others make ropes from sheets

* Six confirmed dead and death toll will rise after huge inferno broke out at a residential tower block in London
* Dozens including children and elderly still missing after fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in White City at 1am
* Many residents believed to still be trapped inside the 27-storey building as it teeters on the brink of collapse
* Residents were seen throwing themselves and their children out of windows to avoid being burned to death
* More than 600 residents desperately tried to escape the flames as the fire broke out in the middle of the night
* Surivors claimed there was no working fire alarm, sprinklers failed and the only staircase out was blocked
* The London Ambulance Service said 50 people have been rushed to five different hospitals around the capital
* Grenfell's residents warned landlord KCTMO about 'appalling' fire safety and say refurb contributed to blaze

The fire that swept through a 27-storey west London tower block in just 15 minutes after a fridge exploded could be one of the worst in British history amid fears nobody on the top three floors survived.

Six people are known to have died after fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in White City at 1am today but Scotland Yard says the death toll is expected to rise significantly.

A community leader working to locate victims, who asked not to be named, revealed that nobody who lived on the top three residential floors may have survived.

He said: 'We have a list of missing people - there are so many. It's possible there are more than 50, possibly hundreds'.

Police would not confirm how many people are not accounted for because the building is still on fire 12 hours after it started.

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Apartment Fire Disaster In London -- News Roundup

Live Updates: Grenfell Tower disaster -- BBC
London fire: six confirmed dead, 20 more critical after tower block blaze – latest updates -- The Guardian
Live London fire latest: Six confirmed dead in Grenfell Tower and death toll expected to rise -- The Telegraph
The Latest: Fire crews still searching blazing London block -- AP
London fire: Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed -- BBC
Grenfell Tower: at least six dead as fire destroys 24-storey building -- The Guardian
6 killed, 74 injured in massive London high-rise blaze -- AP
Ambulance service says 74 in hospital after London tower block fire -- Reuters
London high-rise fire like ‘horror movie,’ leaving many dead and dozens injured -- Washington Post
London Fire: At Least 6 Dead After Blaze Engulfs Apartment Tower -- NYT
'No sprinklers or fire alarm' and residents told to stay INSIDE: Tower block's 'Third World' safety failures -- Daily Mail
Desperate relatives hunt for missing loved ones and launch social media appeals to track their families down after West London tower block inferno -- Daily Mail
Six dead after blaze tears through west London residential tower -- CNN
London Fire: High-Rise Apartment Blaze Kills at Least 6, Injures 74 -- NBC
Massive fire engulfs London high-rise, leaves at least 6 dead -- ABC News
'A woman wanted someone to catch her baby': London fire witness accounts -- The Guardian
'I saw a child in flames leaping from the window': Eyewitnesses reveal horror of terrified residents trying to escape from inside the London tower block inferno -- Daily Mail
Videos capture horror of tower inferno: Shocking footage shows hero firefighter being showered with burning debris as the harrowing screams of trapped residents calling for help can be heard -- Daily Mail
The Grenfell Tower residents saw this tragedy coming, but were repeatedly ignored. Was it because they were poor? -- The Independent
London fire: What we know so far about Grenfell Tower -- BBC
Eerie first pictures from inside Grenfell Tower fire showing children's toys and water-logged stairwell hide true horror of devastating London blaze -- Mirror
London tower block fire: In pictures -- BBC
Tower block blaze in London – in pictures -- The Guardian

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