UNITED KINGDOM – Scenes worthy of a horror film. On 14 June in London, in the middle of the night, a terrible fire broke out for an unknown reason in a residential tower in the west of the city . For long hours, the flames licked the walls of a 24-storey tower, the Grenfell Tower.
According to the first reports of the rescue services, the police and the fire brigade, fire caused several casualties and at least 50 wounded in several hospitals in the British capital.
ust before 8 am local time, London fire chief Dany Cotton announced that the fire had caused “several deaths” . She explained that for the moment she could not give the exact number because of the complexity of the building and the intervention of relief. At the end of the morning, the MET Police, the forces of the order of Greater London, delivered a first figure, evoking ” at least six deaths “. The press release said that this is only a first assessment, “caused to increase”.
“During the 29 years of my career as a firefighter, I have never seen anything of suchmagnitude, ” she said , adding that first aid arrived on the scene six minutes after the start of the fire, fire. Dany Cotton added that the cause of the departure of fire is still unknown at this time.
Later in the morning, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that many people were still “missing” and that the human record would be complicated to establish at the moment. “Many people have found refuge with neighbors or friends,” he added.