Police: fire in a London high-rise could have been killed 79 people

Police: fire in a London high-rise could have been killed 79 people

London police said that killed in a fire in a London high-rise building, Grenfell tower are considered to be at least 79 people. We are talking about those whose bodies have already been discovered, and those whose remains still failed.


The police said that recently managed to discover five more bodies of people unaccounted for.

The investigators believe that information about the victims has changed, but I doubt that greatly.

According to them, the operation to retrieve bodies from the burned building is unlikely to be completed in less than a few weeks.

The fire in the 24-storey Grenfell tower in the North began on the night of Wednesday. According to the authorities, to the beginning of the fire the building could be up to 600 people.

The fire was fought by about 200 firefighters arrived at the scene 40 fire trucks.

The building of the Grenfell tower was built in 1978, it has around 200 apartments. The surviving tenants say that the house was no working fire alarm. It is also noted that in the British skyscrapers are not installed system to extinguish fires.

The cause of the fire remains unknown. Among the versions that appeared in the media — defect wiring, gas explosion and fire of the refrigerator in one of the apartments. A number of experts believes that the fire could aggravate the skin of the building, which contains zinc.