London fire: Officials say it will be a miracle if more survivors are found; death toll reaches 17

London fire: Officials say it will be a miracle if more survivors are found; death toll reaches 17

The London Fire Commissioner said on Thursday it would be a miracle if the survivors were even as firefighters are trying to dispel the massive torch that has encapsulated the 24-story residential block in West London in which at least 17 people.

In a statement sent to Reuters, London police commissioner Stuart Cundy said: “Unfortunately, I can confirm that the death toll is now 17.”

The fire was reported for the first time Wednesday at Grenfell Street Lancaster West Estate Latimer Road at 1:16 a.m. (local time).

About 600 people were in the building of 120 apartments, many were asleep when the fire destroyed the tower.

Meanwhile, police said there was nothing to suggest that the fire had anything to do with terrorism.

Firefighters worked persistently at night to see the fire, although the flames were still visible more than 24 hours after the start of the flame.

Police confirmed that at least 17 deaths in what goes among the 600 residents who have lived in the tower. Authorities expect increases in death tolls when the building is painted during search operations.

Fire of London: Smoke waves in a burning building in the building in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

A major fire has crossed building floors of 24 floors in West London early Wednesday morning, sending many people to hospitals, emergency officials said.

The hospitals treated 74 people, 18 of whom are critically ill. Firefighters on the scene admitted that the fire is unprecedented in scale, given the speed with which it has seized the tower in Kensington.

Witnesses near the building said the fire broke out in the 24-story building in 15 minutes.

According to reports from the PA, many parents threw their children windows to save them from the flames, while others jumped from the upper floors.

Some survivors said they had to pass the charred bodies in smoke-filled corridors and stairs.

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Then there were those who followed the official advice of the tower’s direction to “stay” and wait for help, but they died in the fire. Residents who defied the council rushed into a single central staircase, were the only escape route from the building.

The most likely cause of the fire was a refrigerator that exploded in a kitchen on the fourth floor.

It is important to note that residents of the building had repeatedly warned local authorities that the Grenfell Tower was essentially a fire trap, adding that a “catastrophic event” was inevitable.

Survivors said there were no sprinklers in the building. Many were awakened by neighbors, because no alarm has been activated.

London fire: emergency services and media scene when smoke comes from a high-rise building building in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 burning.

A major fire has crossed building floors of 24 floors in West London early Wednesday morning, sending many people to hospitals, emergency officials said.

For researchers, the approach seems to be lining up in the building that would have improved the flames.

Government ministers had already warned of the risk of sheath fire in 1999, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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