US News Grenfell Tower fire dead rises to 79

13:06  19 june  2017
13:06  19 june  2017 Source:   Sky News

Baby ‘dropped from ninth or 10th floor’ caught by member of public as fire raged

  Baby ‘dropped from ninth or 10th floor’ caught by member of public as fire raged Another resident said she saw a woman throw her son, who was about five years old, from a fifth or sixth floor.Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save a baby by dropping it from a window “on the ninth or 10th floor” to waiting members of the public below.

Police say the number of people missing, presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster has risen to 79 - but that figure may change.

The death toll rose to 12 earlier today but authorities say the number could increase in the next few hours. Hundreds of firefighters and more than 30 fire trucks were sent to the JustGiving, other charity organizations and residents are now helping raise money for the families of Grenfell Tower .

  Grenfell Tower fire dead rises to 79

Police say the number of people missing, presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster has risen to 79 - but that figure could still change.

"As of this morning, I'm afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead or missing and I sadly have to presume are dead," police commander Stuart Cundy told reporters.

Video: Haunting Footage Shows Inside Of Grenfell Tower Destroyed By Fire (IBT)

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He said five people out of the 79 have been formally identified.

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UK's May says 120 failed fire tests in apartment blocks show wider issue .
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that 120 apartment blocks had failed fire tests in the wake of a blaze that killed 79 people at Grenfell Tower in London. May said the test failures showed that there was a wider fire safety issue that was the result of failures over many decades.She clashed with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who said that the Grenfell fire should be a "wake-up call" for the government."As we have seen from the number of buildings where the cladding has failed the combustibility test ... this is a much wider issue," May said.

Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/world/us-news/-173657-grenfell-tower-fire-dead-rises-to-79/

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