Early on the morning of Wednesday, June 14, there was a fire in a residential high-rise building, Grenfell Tower in West London. As the BBC reports, the fire engulfed the 24-storey building. There are dead. The exact number of victims is not reported.
The chief of London’s fire service told reporters that the cause of the fire is still unclear and that the extent of the fire is «unprecedented».
To extinguish the fire were involved 40 fire engines and 200 fire service staff. The fire was hampered due to the narrow entrances to the burning house. There is a risk of building collapse.
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.
Ambulance service British capital reports that in the hospital were delivered at least 50 victims of the fire.
There are «missing».
Information on victims and victims is specified.