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'Unknown numbers' of dead remain in Grenfell Tower

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Tobias Pedroso | 15 Junio, 2017, 22:16

The death toll in a fire that ripped through a 24-storey block of flats in London rose to 17 on Thursday, with many people still missing and firefighters facing hazardous conditions as they searched the charred wreck. She told LBC, "One woman actually threw her son out of the window".

Cotton said that many of the 250 firefighters who tackled the blaze were traumatised by the "horrendous" scenes they found. "She was panicking. She said there was a fire". It was just like the images of 9/11. Firefighters rescued 65 people from the building.

The London Fire Brigade tweeted that the fire involved the second to the top floor of the 27-story building.

She added that "unknown numbers" of people are still believed to be inside the high-rise.

Fire and police officials have not specified what went wrong, but extensive video footage shows the flames climbing the exterior of the building at a remarkable pace.

Piles of shoes, clothes, duvets and other items accumulated in several spots where volunteers were sorting them.

The London Fire Brigade was at the scene working to determine the cause of the fire and looking for people who are missing.

In addition to those killed, ambulance crews took 74 people to hospitals after the fire.

Residents warned that the tower block was a risk.

Ms Lamrani said she believed the child survived unharmed. Some residents said no alarm had sounded. "I just hope they have got everyone out", he said.

'[However] fire and people safety are absolutely critical in all buildings, which is why there must be an urgent public inquiry to fully understand how this tragedy occurred'. The church is also serving lunch and dinner to survivors.

One JustGiving page set up by Karolina Hanusova has collected over £300,000 to help people "get back on their feet", while another from Hayley Yearwood is over half way towards its £1 million target, at £504,220.

Adele fans praised her compassion and discretion on social media. "Today is one of those days", Rev. Mike Long said. We promise never to rent or sell your e-mail address to any third party.

Local football clubs Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and Fulham rushed to support those left homeless by the blaze.

Waewta asked her sister to call 999, but the person at the end of line told the Thai family not to leave their apartment.

The focus centres on the cladding fitted to external walls on the 1970s concrete block, as part of a £8.7-million ($11 million, 9.9 million euros) refit completed only last year.

"The fire staff I work with are incredibly passionate about their job".

Farah Hamdan, her husband Omar Belkadi and their six-month-old daughter are still unaccounted for, according to Farah's father, Rkia. Speaking within weeks of London's deadliest attack by militants in more than a decade, Mr Cundy said nothing suggested the fire was linked to terrorism.