The Grenfell Tower fire: Here's how you can help
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In the early hours of this morning a fire broke out at the Grenfell Towers in the Latimer road area of London. Six people have been confirmed dead, the number is expected to rise; 20 are in critical condition at London hospitals.
There were reports of children being thrown out of windows, including a 10 month old baby who has been confirmed as safe.
The London Fire Brigade confirmed that 200 firefighters and 40 engines were sent to the burning block of flats which have 120 apartments. It is thought between 400-600 people were in the flats when the fire broke out.
Centres around the area have created drop off points for food, blankets, clothing, water for the victims. Celebrities like Jamie Oliver have been offering free food to the victims in the Westfield shopping centre.
DROP OFF POINTS for victims of Grenfell Tower fire, six confirmed deaths and people have been made homeless and lost family:— Teuta (@teuutaa_) June 14, 2017
London fire commissioner Dany Cotton said, "In my 29 years in the London Fire Brigade, I have never seen a fire of this nature, and I have seen many high rise fires. This will of course be subject to a major investigation, but at this moment in time, we do not wish to speculate further about the cause of the fire, or the fire's spread."
The Ramadan Tent Project, a community organisation, are providing free meals every day for the families affected.
Local Mosques, Gurdwaras, Churches in West London have set up drop off points and are giving shelter to those affected:
Student unions from the North of England have teamed up with London universities to send aid.
Donation links have been set up for families:
*please share*— Khidr Collective (@khidrcollective) June 14, 2017
This is a go fund me from a family in the building:https://t.co/e8wOJN3ebZ
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