At midnight on 14 June 2017, news came from North Kensington, West London, the United Kingdom that a fire broke out in the 24-story Grenfell Tower block of flats. The building caught the fire and it was burning for several hours. It was started from the kitchen in less than 3 hours the fire caught whole the buildings, the fire spread to all four-sided.
According to the media reports the fire began from the kitchen of flat 16 on the fourth floor the flat owner Behailu Kebede said “I woke up after smelling the fire and hear the fire alarm.” he further added, “I call the fire brigade at Midnight 0:55 BST and in the next 5 minutes the four fire engines arrived at the location.”
It all happens due to the malfunctioning fridge-freezer which was the freezer of Behailu Kebede, the fire was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United Kingdom. For 25 hours the Grenfell Tower was burning, the situation was under control the next day on 15 June. approximately 250 London Fire Brigade firefighters and 70 fire engines were involved from stations all across London in efforts to control the fire and rescue residents. The emergency was declared in West London, more than 20 Ambulances and 100 crews were at the spot. Around 60 people were rescued by firefighters.
Grenfell Tower fire tragedy victims
According to the media reports, 72 poor souls died in the tragedy and around 220 people escaped, According to The Guardian “From taxi drivers and teachers to Soldiers and Artists everyone died.”
Today on 14 June 2020, Due to lock down the third anniversary will be taking place online in commemorations. A virtual service, remembering the 72 people who died, was hosted by the Bishop of Kensington at which video messages by the prime minister and leader of the opposition were played.
Victims are still waiting for justice to be deliveredthe victims are still in a painful situation and none is arrested. The people on Twitter demanding justice for the victims. See below what the Twitterati’s are saying.
If you sat and watched Grenfell Tower happen and heard Jacob Rees-Mogg say the victims lacked common sense, watched my people dem being deported to their deaths during the windrush scandal and sat through all the death and poverty and still voted Tory, you are not my friend
Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, victims are still waiting for justice and thousands are still living in buildings fitted with dangerous cladding. We must keep up the pressure to hold those in power to account and ensure this never happens again https://t.co/42cltPGb2R
Thoughts very much with #Grenfell victims, survivors & their fams. Let’s be honest, 72 people died because of rampant capitalism & because these lives -working class black, brown & white lives weren’t worth the cladding. One of the UK’s most shameful days #GrenfellNeverAgain ? pic.twitter.com/88JoTErQ5E
Today we remember all those who lost their lives at Grenfell Tower. My thoughts are with the bereaved & survivors who fight, day in, day out, to ensure such a tragedy never happens again. We, in Parliament, must do all we can to help them. Their loved ones must not be forgotten
I remember the night Grenfell happened and people were showing screenshots on twitter of their last conversation with a loved one stuck in that building, it was so upsetting man. These three years have gone quick but I'm sure it's dragged for those victims #JusticeForGrenfell
R. I. P to all those who lost their lives in Grenfell. Justice is still pending but let’s be honest ..it’s gonna take years and they are trying to delay it and cover it up. ??We’re still waiting for answers and justice for the new cross fire victims in 1981 ?❤️? https://t.co/4APJ0gahef
— Saint Benet's Church, Kentish Town. (@SaintBenets) June 14, 2020
EMEA TRIBUNE paying tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire, My prayers are with the victims & their family, hope they get justice. I hope that the government of the UK will arrest those who are involved in this tragedy.
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