Aftermath of the Grenfell fire tragedy
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Many in London are still in shock over the high rise fire tragedy. People were trapped in their homes whilst the tower burnt. A mother threw her baby out of a window and someone caught the child. Some jumped out. Some had called relatives to say goodbye, one post her last video via facebook. The advice was to stay put until being rescued because usually fires are contained but that was not the case with the conditions in this building. The ones that lived ignored that advice and did their best to leave right away. The number of dead has not even been fully determined. People want to know why this happened. It is believed that the new face lift cladding that was fitted on the outside helped the fire spread. They'd spent about 10 million on that as an upgrade but they did not improve the conditions inside. There was not even a sprinkler system fitted which would cost less than the face lift.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-fire-disaster-latest-death-toll-above-58-missing-metropolitan-police-search-recovery-a7796481.html




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Many in London are still in shock over the high rise fire tragedy. People were trapped in their homes whilst the tower burnt. A mother threw her baby out of a window and someone caught the child. Some jumped out. Some had called relatives to say goodbye, one post her last video via facebook. The advice was to stay put until being rescued because usually fires are contained but that was not the case with the conditions in this building. The ones that lived ignored that advice and did their best to leave right away. The number of dead has not even been fully determined. People want to know why this happened. It is believed that the new face lift cladding that was fitting on the outside helped the fire spread. They'd spent about 10 million on that as an upgrade but they did not improve the conditions inside. There was not even a sprinkler system fitted which would cost less than the face lift.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-fire-disaster-latest-death-toll-above-58-missing-metropolitan-police-search-recovery-a7796481.html






Such a horrible, horrible thing to happen
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Building only had a single emergency exit too. =/



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runec wrote:

Building only had a single emergency exit too. =/





Yes, it's an old building, built in the 70s. Newer ones have two emergency exits and sprinklers fitted. A survivor said that some exit doors wouldn't open then there were suitcases and bodies blocking the stairwell. They'd succumbed to smoke inhalation. It seems some didn't know about fire drills and that you don't pack to go.
Posted 6/19/17 , edited 6/19/17
Didn't it turn out that the person who's fridge 'exploded' went and knocked on doors to 'save' people? Only with a big bag of his crap on his back that he had to pack first. Nice priorities
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Amyas_Leigh wrote:
Didn't it turn out that the person who's fridge 'exploded' went and knocked on doors to 'save' people? Only with a big bag of his crap on his back that he had to pack first. Nice priorities


God I hope not. This story is bad enough as is.
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