Death Toll Hits 30 in London's Grenfell Tower Blaze

Death Toll Hits 30 in London’s Grenfell Tower Blaze

You may want to hold off on your trip to London. At least for a few days while London reacts to this unprecedented high-rise fire.

Recently, London has had to face and deal with so many catastrophic situations that it has left the country in a pure state of shock. The most recent incident being the fire that incinerated through the 24-story apartment tower in the West of London. This horrifying incident has now landed up claiming at least 30 lives and one hopes that the number does not climb. However, unfortunately, that may not happen as the BBC has reported that the death toll could rise up to 76.  Here is a look at the devastating blaze.

The rising death toll

It is a grim reality that has seen a steady rise in the death toll since it broke out on Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, the numbers just went up from 6, 12, 17 and now at a terrifying 30. To make matters worse, Metropolitan Police commander, Stuart Cundy, had said that quite a few of the victims might not be able to be identified. And that the death toll should not rise above 100.

It is extremely heartbreaking to see know that some of the victims will remain unidentified. However, the police did say that they are doing everything they can to make sure that they have identification placement on these victims. They are not leaving any stone unturned and will be using dental records, DNA samples and fingerprints, that will help identify the victims. Even things like tell-tale features that stand out like tattoos, jewelry and cars are being used to track the victims. But the unfortunate reality of this is that the intensity by which the fire broke out has made the identification process of the victims so slow and long hauled. There is a strong possibility that some bodies will be beyond recognition, if not totally reduced to ash but the town remains to stand still for a better part of the day since what occurred was unexpected anymore.

The anger

Mayor Sadiq Khan was bombarded with questions by the angry locals, as he walked through the west London neighborhood. People want answers as to what could have gone so horrifyingly wrong that the fire was unstoppable and took so long to be put under control.

Police have opened up an investigation following this incident and will be going through all details to get the answers. The government has now actually ordered a judge-led inquiry into this Wednesday’s disaster. They are certainly under a lot of pressure to act quickly as people continue their wait.

White House Under Investigation in Russia Probe

White House Under Investigation in Russia Probe

Ever since the Presidential elections, the US has been under the biggest scrutiny of all times and has indeed been right up there among the Watergate’ and Kennedy’ issues. It is constantly on the news and we are getting bombarded with information from all the angles about every single activity linked with the US President Donald Trump. President Trump has been on the hot seat ever since being elected as the President.

One of the major incidents under heavy scrutiny is the Russia Probe and the White House advisor under the magnifying glass. There have been so many links and possible coordination tie-ups with the Trump campaign and Russia.

The FBI Incident

As per reports, President Trump claims to have been under great pressure’ because of the Russian investigation and was actually said to have described FBI Director James B. Comey ‘as crazy, a real nut job’. The FBI went straight into the White House with the Russia probe investigation and there have been revelations about the Russian interference with the US election. There are further allegations that President Donald Trump actually did attempt to obstruct justice.

The investigation unfolds

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, investigating the alleged Russian interference in the election and the tie-up with the Trump campaign is now – “Focusing on crimes that occurred in the White House”. All this was instigated by one move of President Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey on the 9th of May. There is a latest tweet by Mr. Abramson, posted on Twitter that reads – “The White House is now a crime scene.”

Mr. Comey believes that he was fired due to the fact that Mr. Trump wanted the Russian probe to be taken out of the equation, to be left at its own peril. Mr. Trump also wanted statements being issued that there was no evidence whatsoever of coordination between Russia and his campaign. There were several legal experts who said that Mr. Comey’s testimony could indeed bolster obstruction of the justice allegations against the President. It is constantly on the news and we are getting bombarded with information from all the angles

Could this be the basis of impeachment?

Well, if an obstruction of justice is reached at then that could actually start to form the basis for President Trump’s impeachment. That being said, it would be an extremely steep climb that would require approval by the US House of Republicans, that is controlled by the President’s Republicans.