Officials in London are now sayin the sight of a deadly fire in London on Wednesday is a recovery operation, no longer a search and rescue mission.
A deadly overnight inferno raced through the 24 story apartment tower night before last. Officials say at least 12 people are dead and more than 70 people injured. Witnesses reported seeing trapped residents throwing babies and small children from windows to waiting people on the sidewalk below, desperately trying to save their families from the fast-moving fire.
One local said, “we are angry… This could have been prevented, lives didn’t need to be lost and they are lost. People are looking for their children and it’s so unfair.”
The buliding is still smoking today as firefighters still work to put out the flames. Until then, investigators will be unable to get inside and determine the real scope of this tragedy.