The number of dead and missing as a result of a fire in London has increased to 79



The number of dead and missing as a result of a fire in London has increased to 79

Global Look Press



London, June 16, 2017

Global Look Press

In the Wake of a major fire in high-rise residential Grenfell Tower in London killed or went missing 79 people. On Monday, June 19, told journalists the representative of Scotland Yard Stuart Kandy, quoted by The Telegraph. Earlier it was reported about the 58 dead and missing.

According to Kandy, yet identified the identity of the five victims of the fire. Authorities believe that the number of dead and missing may further increase.

As stated by the representative of Scotland Yard, “terrible reality” is that, you may not be able to identify all the victims. According to police, killing several members of some families living in the building. Initially, the list of missing persons, published shortly after the tragedy, there were more than 60 names.

Monday in memory of the victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower in the British capital was a moment of silence. At 11:00 UK time (13:00 Moscow time) for a moment suspended its work with all state and government offices in London.

According to TASS, this minute of silence in memory of the victims of the fire is not the first. So, on June 17 in memory of victims in high-rise building has honored members of the military parade in honour of the official birthday of the British monarch, including the Queen of great Britain Elizabeth II and her spouse Duke of Edinburgh Philip.

A fire in a 24-storey residential building Grenfell Tower, which lived up to 600 people, occurred on the night of 14 June. It started on the lower floors, and then the flames spread to the roof of the building. The fire long extinguished, he almost completely destroyed the building.

According to preliminary data, the fire occurred because of faulty refrigerator. Officially, the government on the causes of the fire are not reported. The investigation is ongoing.

As the press wrote, for facing the house used the material, banned in the U.S. due to fire risk and caused massive fires in several countries. As it became known, the residents of Grenfell Tower informed the authorities about the dangerous situation, but the measures were not adopted.

At the end of last week, Prime Minister Theresa may has assured Londoners that all victims will receive new housing in North Kensington or surrounding area. The head of government announced the decision to create a Fund in the amount of 5 million pounds, funds from which will go to help the victims.

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