Queen Elizabeth visits London fire volunteers

Dhaka,  Fri,  23 June 2017
Published : 17 Jun 2017, 12:51:41
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Queen Elizabeth visits London fire volunteers

Queen Elizabeth visits London fire volunteers
Queen Elizabeth visited residents, volunteers and emergency services at a centre helping those affected by London's tower block fire on Friday, with grandson Prince William promising to return to hear residents' concerns.

The queen met locals on her way into the Westway Sports Centre, which has been turned into a makeshift shelter after the blaze on Wednesday morning engulfed a 24-storey tower block and killed at least 30 people.

As the royals were leaving the centre, they were met with cheers but also anguished cries for help from a crowd of about 40 people.

The fire in the block in west London burned for hours, and authorities fear that the official death toll of 30 is likely to rise, with many of the dead unlikely ever to be identified.

London Fire chief Dany Cotton said that the intensity of the blaze was unlike anything she had ever seen, sentiments echoed by the prince.

"That's one of the most terrible things I have ever seen," William told a volunteer, according to AP.
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