Fire started at 1am in the dark of the night has left a 24-storey building burn down in London.
A number of people living in the 120 flats of the Grenfell Tower block along Latimer Road north of Kessignton in west London are estimated to be over 500. Over 50 people are reportedly receiving treatments at nearby a hospital, while a number of people are still unaccounted at present.
Earlier reports say Metropolitan Police has confirmed 6 people dead and number is expected to rise.
London Fire Brigade that arrived the scene 6 minutes after the first call says a number of fatalities are ivolved and yet unconfirmed number of people are feared dead. The massive that started by a few minutes to 1 am this morning ripped through a west London tower block trapping some families and forcing others to leap out of windows to escape the horror.
The cause of the terrifying blaze at the 24-storey Grenfell Towers that one witness said the fire started by his neighbours exclaiming that his fridge exploded is yet to be confirmed.
Concerns are rising that fire safety measures are not working in the event of fire outbreaks. A resident group has expressed that "concerns and warnings about fire safety of the building have gone into deaf ear"
Parts of the building are still on fire with attending fire fighters desperately to put it to rest.
Meanwhile, residents in local areas living in close proximity of the tower building have been told to evacuate amidst speculations that the building can collapse.*APPEAL FOR HELP*🙏 #GrenfellTowerVictims
Up to 2000 People are believed to be homeless after the fire that happened in Grenfell Tower (West London) in the early hours of today. At least over 70 people are in hospital. 6 people are confirmed dead (the death toll is expected to rise).
If you are able to, please donate items like food and clothes, but please also donate items that people are less likely to think about like sanitary products. Also think about items that you can donate for the babies. Imagine what you would need right now if you lost everything in your home.
Places to go and volunteer, or drop off donations for those impacted by the fire in West London:
●Harrow Club: 187 Freston Rd, London W10 6TH
Edward Woods Community Centre, 60-70 Norland Road, W11 4TX
Rugby Portobello Trust: 221 Walmer Rd, London W11 4EY
●St Clements Church: St Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Rd, W11 4EQ
● Ladbroke Grove Mosque, London
Tabernacle Christian Centre: Jubliee House, 210 Latimer Road, W10 6QY
May God bless you as you step out to help 🙏
*This is a developing event and possible updates can be given later.
By Lashley Oladigbolu
Picture courtesy Real Bubblemaster