The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire now stands at 79 and is expected to increase further, but do we know the truth?
Police said five people had been formally identified and the rest were ‘sadly’ missing presumed dead and ‘due to the intensity of the fire and the devastation’ it caused, it might not be possible to identify all the victims.
One nearby resident has posted videos on Facebook claiming there was a lot more to the story than the Government are revealing.
He said in the footage:
For you to get the proper and the real stories, you must go to the people that live here. What you’re seeing on the news and what you’re seeing down here, they are two different stories.
You have to go to the people that live here or have their families and loved ones lost in there [Grenfell Tower]. They are the people that are going to tell you the truth because the rest don’t even know the truth.
They’re not telling you how many people really died in there.
Emergency services were called to Grenfell Tower in Shepherd’s Bush at 12.54am on Wednesday, it took 24 hours to put the fire out.
For £2 extra, which would have cost £5,000 for fire resistant cladding, to put a sprinkler system in, £200k, they gave them £10 million to do that, and they only spent £8m or something like that, so where has that £2million gone?
I’ve got a friend who works for the fire brigade, yesterday on the phone, he said they found about 42 bodies in one room, all hiding together, no-one knows that. It’s only because we know the fireman that he told us this. 42 bodies in one room, from children to old people – but they’re not going to tell you that.
If you want the truth about #GrenfellTower, listen to the residents and eyewitnesses. Not the authorities. We know these brothers personally.
Posted by Majid Freeman on Sunday, 18 June 2017
He isn’t the only person accusing the government of a cover up, there is a lot of anger and heartbreak on social media with people demanding the truth.
Already, the residents and survivors of #Grenfell are being disbelieved. It’s Hillsborough all over again. We can’t let that happen.
— Up the Reds (@Red_UnderTheBed) June 18, 2017
They can’t allow another cover up..this grenfell inquiry needs to be speedy with the right people being held accountable
— Ronnie O’Sullivan (@ronnieo147) June 18, 2017
we are being lied to about the number of deaths from Grenfell. 58? 400-600 ppl lived there & survivor numbers are low. it’s closer to 150
— GIRLI (@GIRLImusic) June 18, 2017
I’m sorry …shall we wait 4 another 150 people to die in a building fire before someone speaks up or cares? Tell me? …#Grenfell @BBCNews
— Catherine Higgins (@justmebeingme4) June 17, 2017
Tell us how many missing after Grenfall fire!!Stop lying to us. Victims and families need the truth now #MayMustGo #GrenfellTower #Grenfell
— Rumana Choudhury (@rumch82) June 18, 2017
There are no words.
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