On Wednesday evening, June 14, the Metropolitan police announced that the death toll of a fire in high-rise residential Grenfell Tower on the West of the British capital has risen to 12 people, writes news Agency Reuters.
At the scene within 12 hours, 45 fire brigades, 250 employees firefighters and 40 fire trucks. Saved about 65 people in hospitals are 70 victims, including firefighters.
To date, the total amount of donations in favor of the tenants of the burned house has reached 100,000 pounds. Among the sponsors of the London company for the marketing of Monsoon Accessorize, a first responder at the request of the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, the company that owns Grenfell Tower, London Funders and the London Emergency Trust Fund.
In total, Grenfell Tower was 120 apartments, which were home to several hundred people. How many people were in the tower at the time of the fire and how many of them were rescued, is still unknown.
Witnesses say they saw in the Windows of the burning building flashes of light, similar to the attempts of the inhabitants of the house to signal distress with the help of flashlights mobile phones.
There are missing persons.
Information on victims and victims is specified.