Grenfell tower death toll rises to 12 and is expected to rise
June 15, London: Over twelve people have died in the Grenfell Tower in north Kensington fire that ravaged the building Tuesday night and went on through wednesday morning.
According to the Fire department the number of deaths is expected to rise, although they were able to rescue 65 people from the tower and approximately are being treated for injuries in the hospital.
Meanwhile, as the condolences are being sent to the family and friends of the victims, Theresa May has that said there would be a full investigation and "if there are any lessons to be learned they will be".
Amidst the chaos reports there are reports from residents of Grenfell Tower saying that they had raised multiple concerns about the risk of fire in the months before the fateful incident at the building, but were “brushed away” by the council’s tenant management organisation.
According to the survivors, they had raised fears that there was only one escape route in the building and had also told the Kensington and Chelsea tenant management organisation (KCTMO) of their concerns over the placement of boilers and gas pipes, the absence of a building-wide fire alarm or sprinkler system, and piles of rubbish being dumped and causing a fire risk.
Only last November, the Grenfell Action Group warned of “dangerous living conditions” and said: “It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO.”
The Oslo Times International News Network