Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Massive Blaze Destroys Grenfell Tower in North Kensington

Grenfell Tower ablaze
Anyone in our neighbourhood kept awake last night by the sound of helicopters will have sensed that something bad was going on. 

A huge fire ripped through Grenfell Tower, one of the big tower blocks next to the Kensington Leisure Centre. 

The blaze was immense and will doubtless have claimed many lives.

To see the full story, see the BBC's report here, and the report from Shepherd's Bush W12 here

You can also see the story reported at Wikipedia; in many ways Wikipedia offers the most interesting coverage because it details the many warnings about the risk of fire made by a local action group - warnings which were evidently ignored.

There are lots of videos posted at YouTube, including the ones below. Evidently this appalling event made international news. 

To read about the warnings that were ignored, see this piece in The Guardian.

And to see the warnings posted by the Grenfell Action Group 7 months ago, see this blog post.

Finally, if you'd like to donate to a fund raising money for the victims, see this JustGiving page here.

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