London Fire: SIX dead as blaze sparked by faulty fridge
According to the Guardian UK, about 12 people have been confirmed to have died after an inferno possibly triggered off when a fridge exploded. The explosion tore through a 27-storey Grenfell tower in White City, London.
The death toll is expected to rise, according to the Scotland Yard with claims that dozens of children and elderly are still missing and possibly trapped inside their apartments.
Some residents were throwing themselves and their children out through the windows in apparent fear of getting caught by the raging inferno. Some improvised makeshift ropes with sheets to help bring them down from the tower.
A witness confirmed that a baby threw from the ninth or 10th floor of the tower was caught by a member of the public and survived. But not without fractured bones and bruises.
Voiced were heard by people who were trapped begging for their lives to be spared while waving white towesl, torches and mobile phones in frantic efforts to get the attention of the about 200 firefighters.
Some who managed to escape related their sordid experience saying it was like hell on earth inside. The compared it to the 9/11 attack. The only stair case out was blocked and fire alarms and sprinklers failed.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has also demanded to know why Grenfell residents were told to ‘stay put’ in their flats for up to an hour in the event of a fire.