Jun 14, 2017

Devastating London high-rise fire kills at least 6

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BBC: "Six people have died and more than 50 are in hospital after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, police say."

  • "Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved."
  • N.Y. Times (with huge, amazing pics): "A residents' association ... had been warning for years about fire hazards in the building and the surrounding area, and what it called inattention by the landlord."

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