The death toll in a fire in a London high-rise was increased to 12
The number of victims of a major fire in a 24-storey residential building Grenfell Tower in West London has reached 12.
It is reported by Scotland Yard.
Fire at #GrenfellTower: Commander Cundy has confirmed the number of fatalities has risen to 12 “we believe this number will sadly increase”
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 14 Jun 2017
Previously it was known about six killed and 74 injured.
The fire in Grenfell Towell began at 1:30 p.m. local time (3:30 GMT) on the second floor of the building, but the flames quickly spread through the floors and blocked a few people in their apartments. Some of them jumped down to escape from the fire.