LONDON FIRE: 12 confirmed dead as authorities begin recovery of victims

A total of 68 people taken to six hospitals, 18 in critical care...

LONDON FIRE: 12 confirmed dead as authorities begin recovery of victims

At least 12 people have been killed and 74 others injured after an inferno trapped residents as they slept in a London apartment building.

“I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase beyond those 12,” said the Metropolitan Police’s Stuart Cundy in a televised address.

“Sadly I don’t anticipate that there will be further survivors.”

More than 12 hours after flames raced through the high-rise Grenfell Tower block of flats in the north Kensington area just before 1am, the blaze has been largely extinguished.

Authorities say firefighters have now reached every floor of the building and begun a “complex” recovery operation. They continue to tackle small pockets of flames.

The number of fatalities is expected to rise as they begin a meticulous search of the more than 100 flats.



Source : AP

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