Tragic Fire Incident at Grenfell Tower, London

Our sympathies are with all the affected people who have lost their families, friends and suffered from immense emotional and financial trauma. At least 79 people are missing and presumed dead after a huge fire engulfed a west London tower block in the early hours of Wednesday.

The fire was reported at the 24-storey block, Grenfell Tower, in North Kensington, 00:54 BST on Wednesday. Forty fire engines and more than 200 firefighters went to tackle the blaze.

Churches, community centres and football clubs have been inundated with donations of clothes and toiletries for those affected – many of who were forced to escape the burning building in their night clothes. More than £1m has been raised to help those affected by the fire, with more than 60 tonnes of donations collected by one local mosque.