Death toll from London tower block fire rises to 12

Thursday 15 June 2017 a week ago 19   London    Print

Damage is seen to a tower block which was destroyed in a fire disaster.

Report  Web desk : LONDON: The number of casualties from a massive fire in a high-rise building in London has risen to 12. According to the details a 24-story apartment building caught fire in west London and soon the blaze turned out of control and engulf the entire building. The exact cause of the fire is not yet known. Rescue officials evacuated 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. British Prime Minister Theresa May said that there would be a full investigation and “if there are any lessons to be learned they will be”. “Several hundred” people would have been in the block when the fire broke out, most of them sleeping. Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police, said: Sadly I can confirm that there are now 12 people that have died that we know of. This is going to be a long and complex recovery operation and I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase beyond those 12. He said several people were still unaccounted for. Sadly, I don’t anticipate there will be further survivors, he added. (01)