The fire in the skyscraper in London killed six people

The fire in the skyscraper in London killed six people

Scotland Yard expects that the number of victims can increase.


LONDON, June 14. /TASS/. At least six people were killed in a fire in a residential building “, Grenfell tower” in London. This is stated in the statement of Scotland Yard.

“At the moment we can confirm the death of six people in a fire in North Kensington today, June 14, early in the morning, said police. — Still a fairly early stage and we expect the number (of victims — approx. TASS) can grow”.

As stated in the emergency services, the fire hospitalized 64 people.

“We delivered 64 patients at six London hospitals in which 20 people are currently in intensive care,” — said the representative of the ambulance Service, Paul Woodrow. “Hundreds of our doctors work hard to help the victims as a result of this incident”, — he stressed.

In a press-service of the London ambulance also added that 10 people independently asked for the help in medical institutions. Thus, the number of victims of fire has reached 74 people.

The message on a fire in a 24-storey residential building “, Grenfell tower” has arrived on the panel of emergency services June 14 at 01:16 local time (03:16 MSK). According to witnesses, it started on the lower floors, and then the flames quickly spread to the top of the building. In the Service of the London police had previously informed that the fire killed six people.