A deadly London high-rise blaze which happened on June 14 claimed at least 58 lives and the toll number seemed to be on the increase. Both the Kensington and Chelsea Council leaders had been working around the clock to handle the enormous challenges. The government has sent in some of its staff to bolster the relief effort, provide humanitarian assistance.
The 24-story Grenfell Tower was rapidly engulfed by flames in just a few hours. The new cladding on the building has since been named as a potential factor in the quick spread of the fire. The tragedy has ignited a debate on fire safety standards. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan even suggested high-rise tower blocks dating from the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down in the wake of the fire, which he said may well be the “defining outcome of this tragedy.”