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    When there are flames roaring up the outside walls of the building, it is time to get out, never mind what that poorly written little note on the lift door advises.

    Surely you, even in the more extreme moments of your pedantically driven obstinacy, can see that.
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    Baby caught after being thrown from window

    A baby was caught by a member of the public after being dropped from the burning Grenfell Tower, a witness has said.

    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.

    She told PA:

    People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming. The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby.

    Somebody did, a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby.

    I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help.

    Us members of the public were reassuring them, telling them we’ve done what we can and that we’ve phoned 999, but obviously the look on their face was death.

    My daughter’s friend said she observed an adult who made some sort of homemade parachute and tried to lower himself out of the window.

    The more I looked up, floor upon floor, [there were] endless numbers of people. Mainly the kids, because obviously their voices, with their high pitched voices – that will remain with me for a long time. I could hear them screaming for their lives.

    A resident called Zara said she saw a woman throw her son, who was about five, from a fifth or sixth floor window.

    She told LBC: “One woman actually threw her son out of the window. I think he’s OK. I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises.”

    She said she thought it was the fifth or even the sixth floor. “There was another woman screaming ‘My baby, my baby, I need to get out, I need to save my baby’. But we were just looking up. We couldn’t do anything. There was nothing we could do.”
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    6 confirmed dead so far.

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    Absolutely horrific.

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    For real though, UK's taking a beating.

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    I'm waiting for Donald Trump to tweet that it's the fault of Sadiq Khan.

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    Scrubbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Presuming the building will have to be knocked down
    It should collapse into its own footprint any time now. That's what American towers do after a fire of only an hour or so...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    6 confirmed dead so far.
    Gonna be a lot higher.

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    What on earth does Trump have to do with this. He's an American cvunt as thick as shit and as perspicacious as a fucking Texan with an anus.

    The disgraceful situation of the occupiers' complaints about H&S concerns over the past five years not being addressed by the the owners of the building, the local council and the fire authorities, might be explained in part by the not inconsiderable fact May has stripped 10,000 firemen from the UK's Fire Services in the past five years when she was Home Secretary. Community liaison, like the police liaison which has disappeared from British streets after May killed 20,000 frontline posts, is the first thing to go and so I suspect one will learn that fire regulation enforcement by the qualified authority has been thwarted through poor resources and the local FB unit having to prioritise their work accordingly.

    Essentially, the cvunt May is responsible - she should be fucking burnt at the stake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    What on earth does Trump have to do with this
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    she should be fucking burnt at the stake.
    Exodus 21:23-25

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    Pretty sure the death toll will rise from the 6 reported so far. Quite horrific hearing about it this morning. I am in Kingston today and may see the aftermath as I head into the centre tomorrow.

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    คนทีอาศัยในแฟสชื้อ. นางแววตา ศุภฤษสานนท์. ครอบครัวนีปลอดภัย แล้ว.
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    Says that 3 Thai families lived in the block of flats, the named surviving family is written above in Thai.
    I hope the other 2 families are okay, amazing how these Thais in London keep in touch via social Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Presuming the building will have to be knocked down
    It should collapse into its own footprint any time now. That's what American towers do after a fire of only an hour or so...


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    Oh well...
    At least the postman got himself an early finish.












    Too soon....

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    Too late bud ^
    Seekinasylum has been posting jokes about this already, he's a scream.

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    Muslims awake for Ramadan might have helped save lives after noticing the horrific blaze at Grenfell Tower.

    Residents have told of how they didn't hear alarms as the fire swept through the 24-storey tower block in West London. But they were instead alerted to the blaze by fellow residents, some of whom may have been Muslim people who were awake early in the morning because of Ramadan and were among the first to notice the fire.

    London fire: Muslims up early for Ramadan may have saved Grenfell Tower residents' lives | The Independent

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    nobody ever suspects the chinese

    people are brainwashed by their alt media

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    12 now confirmed dead.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7788836.html

    Speculation that nobody survived on top 3 floors
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...ondon-10619120
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    I'm safe
    I got ethnic cleansed from London ten years ago

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    Doesn't stop the savages from following you ^ because they want to live in a nice neighbourhood with nice neighbours like you Blue, decent folk who keep a clean neat neighbourhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Doesn't stop the savages from following you ^ because they want to live in a nice neighbourhood with nice neighbours like you Blue, decent folk who keep a clean neat neighbourhood.
    When one family moves in, more follow...lowering the house prices with their litter,noise and anti social behaviour.
    Hence - white flight.
    Is no were sacred in the UK anymore??

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    Interview with the head of the Frankfurt Fire Brigade Reinhard Ries

    I translated this from here Feuerwehr-Chef Reinhard Ries zu dem Brand in London
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    Why a high-rise fire like in London in Germany is unlikely

    What could have prevented the disaster in the London skyscraper? The head of the Frankfurt Fire Brigade, Reinhard Ries, explains in an interview what he has been fighting for years - and why hardly anyone in Europe wants to listen to him.
    14.06.2017, von Sebastian Eder
    Mr. Ries, you said to the high-rise fire in London already on Wednesday morning: "This fire is no longer extinguishable." Could at least have been prevented that it spread on all floors? The London Fire Brigade is one of the best in the world, but no fire brigade in the world can fight fires at the same time. It is obvious that security requirements for high-rise buildings in Germany at the House in London were not met. In Germany, non-flammable facades have to be installed in houses over 22 meters high. The British and the French did not. In Europe, we are the only ones. There was already a fire in Roubaix in France in 2013, until today you can see on Youtube how the high-rise burns like a torch within minutes. In the polystyrene industry, alarm tuning is the norm: if this material is installed in a high-rise building for thermal insulation, a fire is hardly manageable for the fire brigade. What do you know about the Grenfell high-rise? The floor plan is 22 meters wide, on each floor are about four to six apartments, including many children's rooms. One can therefore already guess what is still threatening us. What about the rescue routes? In the house there is probably only one staircase and two normal lifts, without locks at the exits, which would be very important for effective fire protection. We have long demanded that all high-rise buildings from a height of 30 meters be given a fire-breathing hoist, which is supplied with electricity and protected by locks. This has the great advantage that the firefighters will be able to get close to the heart of the fire without hitting 20 floors with all the equipment, as was now the case in London. Then the rescuers are ready before it starts. In addition, injured persons, who can not walk themselves, can be brought down with the elevator. In the case of new buildings, fire detection systems, sprinklers, fire extinguishers and two independent safety staircases are mandatory in Germany, which are statically and technically separated from the rest house.What can sprinkler systems do? If a skyscraper is fully equipped with sprinkler systems and has no combustible façade, a fire can not get around like it was in London. As far as I've noticed, there was no sprinkler system in London. And there was probably no fire alarm system, otherwise the fire service would not have to be alarmed by the police. This is not to be confused with smoke detectors: it only warns the local people, a fire alarm system informs the fire brigade directly. But even with a sprinkler system: If the façade is combustible, the fire can hardly be stopped, which was also seen at the fire in Dubai on New Year's Eve 2015.
    Can we learn something out of the fire in London? Firstly, our long-standing commitment to strict guidelines has once again proven to be justified. Secondly, international combustible outer tunnels have to be tabooed at high-rise buildings. And thirdly, high-rise buildings have to be committed by the fire brigade every two years so that the rescuers know what they are expecting. We are in alliances across Europe, and we have been trying to achieve this for a long time. Unfortunately, lobbyists often have more to say than firefighters.

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