A fire at Grenfell Tower that occurred in a high-rise building in London early Wednesday morning has left the death toll at 30 and counting. 24 are still in hospital.
The 24-hour building went up in flames overnight, with over 100 people residing in the building. The apartment block has a ‘stay put policy’ in the case of a fire. People were urged to close their windows and doors and await help.
The London fire Brigade sent 40 vehicles with more than 250 firefighters at the scene.
The apartment block is located northwest of Kensington Palace and is also near the Portobello Road market.
Relatives have been waiting in a nearby community center to hear back from their loved ones, which have gone missing in the blaze. Witnesses also noticed people jumping from the windows.
Angry protestors have stormed Kensington Town Hall and ran after Theresa May’s car as she paid a visit to the victims.
It has been announced that 10 Downing Street will give £5 million to the victims of the deadly blaze.
The Queen and Prince William visited a rest center on Friday.
70 people are still missing.