Articles – Brutalist Architecture – Grenfell Tower Fire

Articles – Brutalist Architecture – Grenfell Tower Fire

“London fire: Muslims awake for Ramadan meal save residents of flaming Grenfell Tower”, James Lemon

Muslim residents of London’s Grenfell Tower, who were awake during the night because they were observing Ramadan, helped save lives after a deadly fire tore through the block, witnesses say.

[…]

A local woman told a gathering outside the block that more people would have died if not for the actions of a number of Muslim boys.

She said the boys knocked on doors, yelling in an attempt to alert residents in the absence of fire alarms.

[…]

“People want to talk about them when they do wrong, and all this sort of thing, when they’re doing bad – but when they’re doing good …

“They were the first people with bags of water, giving to people and helping people – running and telling people.”

During the fasting month of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat during daylight, instead staying up late and getting up early to do so.

Another resident told The Huffington Post UK that young Muslims made the difference for a number of sleeping families, with the blaze breaking out at the west London tower block just after 1.15am.

“Muslim boys saved people’s lives. They ran around knocking on people’s doors,” she said. “Thank God for Ramadan.”

In: Stuff.c.nz, 15 June 2017

Source: www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/93718367/london-fire-muslims-awake-for-ramadan-meal-save-residents-of-flaming-grenfell-tower
Accessed 18 June 2017


“Grenfell Tower resident says protests only made things worse”, Richard Hartley-Parkinson

A man who lived in Grenfell Tower has said that protests staged in London on Friday only made things worse for people affected by the devastating fire that killed at least 58.

Issuing a call for peace, the resident told LBC’s Matt Stalden that he was unable to get help because of the protest.

He explained that he needed cash and was told to go to Kensington town hall.

Protesters stormed the building while he was trying to get help and he ended up left feeling like a beggar when he was eventually given an envelope containing £20.

He, like many others, lost his bank cards in the fire.

In: Metro.co.uk, 18 June 2017

Source: www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/93718367/london-fire-muslims-awake-for-ramadan-meal-save-residents-of-flaming-grenfell-tower
Accessed 18 June 2017


Featured Image: Layout of Grenfell Tower
In: Stuff.co.nz, 15 June 2017
Source: static.stuff.co.nz/1497487171/218/18686218.jpg

From Article: “London fire: Man peers out of window as fire engulfs Grenfell Tower flats video”, Georgina Mitchell
In: Stuff.co.nz, 15 June 2017
Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/93737637/london-fire-man-rescued-from-burning-grenfell-tower-after-12-hours
Accessed 18 June 2017

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