GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

16 06 2017

REPOST:

Grenfell Action Group

Watching breaking news about the Grenfell Tower fire catastrophe. Too soon (5am) to even guess at numbers of casualties and fatalities. Our heartfelt and sincere condolences to all who have perished, to the injured, to those who are bereaved or are still searching for missing loved ones.

Regular readers of this blog will know that we have posted numerous warnings in recent years about the very poor fire safety standards at Grenfell Tower and elsewhere in RBKC.

ALL OUR WARNINGS FELL ON DEAF EARS and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time. Below is a list of links to previous blogs we posted on this site trying to warn the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, who own this property, and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation who supposedly manage all social housing in RBKC on the Council’s behalf:

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/fire-safety-scandal-at-lancaster-west/

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/kctmo-playing-with-fire/

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Towering Inferno in London <UPDATED

14 06 2017

The burning tower may fall over soon …

RT -LIVE VIEW

LINK – https://youtu.be/fPT-zk50_G4

Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise Grenfell Tower in London

LINK  –  https://youtu.be/usxvTTA-5W8

Initial reporting live from London says the building was retro-fitted with exterior decorative paneling that made the fire race up the sides of the building. Very like the Dubai Towers fire.

Daily Mail coverage, photos

Dozens of similar blocks from the 1960s and 1970s refurbished in recent years have the same or similar new cladding – Experts have said a blaze like this in a tower block was ‘a disaster waiting to happen'”

UPDATEBBC – London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’

“…Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said there was “a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody”.

Asked about the number of dead, he said he hoped the death toll would not reach “triple figures”.

Why don’t they just ask the guys who identified all the victims of the plane that “crashed” into the pentagon?  They used a new system that works with no DNA and no remains.