Police go out of 79 dead after fire in tower of London

Police go out of 79 dead after fire in tower of London

The number of fatalities as a result of a large fire in a tower block in London has risen to 79. It also goes to people who are still unaccounted for, but of whom it is suspected that they have died.

According to police chief Stuart Cundy may the death toll still continues to rise. Earlier, police said all that the number of deaths was estimated to be far in the seventies.

Five people who were still missing, were Monday, however, is in good health found. As a result of the fire were dozens of people wounded, of whom there were ten in danger of exclusion. In Great Britain is Monday a minute’s silence held for the victims to commemorate.

The British government is proposing a public inquiry in to the torenbrand. Prime minister Theresa May said on Monday that victims and their relatives “for clarity”. She has all the local authorities ordered security risks and bottlenecks in similar living situations.


This is what the inside of the tower house in London from

Fire alarm

Last week appeared in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday fire in the tower, which was completely burnt down. The Grenfell Tower counted a total of 24 floors and consisted of 120 apartments, in which some six hundred people attended. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Because the fire alarms weren’t working, were most of the residents by the fire, surprised. The police assumes that people who are not on time to the outside could flee, have died.

Residents of the flat were has for years been concerned about the lack of fire safety. Probably could the fire spread so rapidly in the building spread by combustible façade cladding to the building.


The producer of the plastic façade cladding warned previously of the risks that this brought for tall buildings, as was last week known.

Tables in a brochure that the company’s Reynobond in 2016 published, show how the plates of polyethylene alone may be used for buildings that are less than ten metres.

“As soon as the building is higher than the ladders of the fire brigade, should other, less-flammable material be used”, state in the accompanying text.


Hundreds of Londoners protested last week against the local government. According to them, it is years of mismanagement the cause of the bad security in the flat.

The London mayor Sadiq Khan acknowledged Monday that the “tragedy” is indeed caused by years of “neglect” by the politics. Has the fire effects for dozens of similar flats from the sixties and seventies.

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