World First Photos From Inside London's Grenfell Tower

13:28  19 june  2017
13:28  19 june  2017 Source:   NBC News

24-Story London Residential Tower Erupts in Flames

  24-Story London Residential Tower Erupts in Flames The London Fire Brigade said it had sent 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters to battle the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.Police, fire and ambulance crews raced to Grenfell Tower, part of the Lancaster West housing estate about a mile northwest of Kensington Palace.

Witnesses of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London tell how the block was engulfed by flames and some people on the higher floors were still asleep inside .

Eerie first pics inside gutted tower . Photos taken inside the smouldering remains of the London apartment tower have emerged. The chilling first shots from inside Grenfell Tower . Picture: Declan Wilkes/Twitter. The tower block was gutted in the inferno.

Harrowing images from inside Grenfell Tower, the high-rise apartment block that went up in flames last week, were released by London's Metropolitan Police on Sunday.

The images of the blackened, scorched innards of the building show debris-strewn rooms that were formerly occupied by working-class residents of London.

Authorities said Saturday that 30 people were confirmed to have died and that 28 others were missing and presumed dead. But Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy warned that the numbers may rise.

The building had recently underwent an $11 million upgrade, triggering questions about how it became a blazing concrete coffin.

Experts said the 24-story building's "cladding" — an outer layer of panels added to improve its appearance and energy efficiency while keeping moisture out — would be among the focuses of the investigation.

Germany evacuates apartment block over Grenfell fire fears .
German authorities on Tuesday evacuated a high-rise apartment building in the western city of Wuppertal.Wuppertal authorities said they had carried out a fire safety review after the Grenfell inferno, which left 79 people presumed dead, and found that the insulation on an 11-story building posed a risk as it is flammable.

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