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London Tower Block Fire

Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:54 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40269625
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Re: London Tower Block Fire

Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:01 am

People trapped in the building. Sadly looking like many fatalities

Live pictures showing a Chinese looking man at his window hoping to be rescued

30 people taken to hospital

Frightening for those people trapped inside, hope they survive

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Post by Norm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:02 am

That's disturbingly like 9/11

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Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:10 am

Norm wrote:That's disturbingly like 9/11
Frightening Norm !

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Re: London Tower Block Fire

Post by liggy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:17 am

Dear god that looks horrendous

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Post by gessa » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:27 am

That's terrible. Must be so frightening being in that situation.

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Post by Norm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:41 am

gessa wrote"

That's terrible. Must be so frightening being in that situation.
The extent of the flames and the inability of the fire Brigade to get to upper floors means it has to have been lethal Ges
It's about as inescapable as the World Trade towers.

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Post by Ratscoot » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:55 am

Just been watching it on the news, one guy who got out described it as like a Hollywood Disasters Movie it looks like it, must have been absolutely terrifying.

They have just announced there are fatalities hope its only a small number but somehow I don't think so
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Re: London Tower Block Fire

Post by gessa » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:17 am

Norm wrote:The extent of the flames and the inability of the fire Brigade to get to upper floors means it has to have been lethal Ges
It's about as inescapable as the World Trade towers.
Only one way out when it's something that bad and that is the windows, not a great choice burn or jump, awful. Reading that BBC report the fire brigade were concern about access to the block.

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Post by NorfolkWhite » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:17 am

Heard this briefly on news this morning and there were suggestions that there was no fire alarm sounded - if that's true some of those poor blighters will have had no chance, very saddening.

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Re: London Tower Block Fire

Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:44 am

Our thoughts are with those who have lost their lives & injured + families/friends of those caught up in this dreadful tragic incident

RIP to all those who have lost their lives

I suspect there'll be many worried families of the firefighters dealing with this fire !

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Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:59 am

It's becoming apparent that the cladding installed in the block of flats recently has caused the fire to be so much worst.

Either the council or those who made the decision to clad the building have a lot to answer for

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Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:43 am

One eye-witness who escaped the flats claiming a friends fridge exploded on the 4th floor of the building

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Post by HarryofOz » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:45 am

1964white wrote:It's becoming apparent that the cladding installed in the block of flats recently has caused the fire to be so much worst.

Either the council or those who made the decision to clad the building have a lot to answer for
There are stories - though of course all is yet to be confirmed - that the cladding may have played a part in the extent of the fire

http://www.smh.com.au/world/london-fire ... wr9qf.html
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Re: London Tower Block Fire

Post by whiteswan » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:15 pm

Awful, just awful. And I think it's going to get a lot worse. So many people unaccounted for..... :cry:

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Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:12 pm

News reports saying at least 12 have died. One of them a fireman & I reckon the bereaved are the ones who jumped out of the windows

Sadly I suspect there could be 400 to 500 people who have lost their lives.....tragic :(

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Post by Ratscoot » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:20 am

And the Whitch hunt begins media speculating on the causes and starting the blame game already!
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Post by barryanorak » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:37 am

Ratscoot wrote:And the Whitch hunt begins media speculating on the causes and starting the blame game already!
This is the world we live in. The fire was still burning when attempts were being made to gain political capital out of this.

Disgraceful.
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Re: London Tower Block Fire

Post by becchio bear » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:07 pm

Absolutely awful :shock: what a horrendous way to go.


1964white wrote:One eye-witness who escaped the flats claiming a friends fridge exploded on the 4th floor of the building



The same witness who said it was a "white, tall, skinny Briton" now appears to say it was a black Ethiopian!! bit of a discrepancy there. :bear:

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Re: London Tower Block Fire

Post by Ronan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:57 pm

Just watching Channel 4 news..the people affected are blaming the rich vs poor society....and then i see the item on the upcoming "fight of the century" McGregor vs Mayweather....both getting $100m for a pointless pantomime.....i think the residents around that inferno may have a point.

A selfish greedy profit making society ???
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