No Vietnamese victim in London tower block fire
Wednesday, 2017-06-14 22:37:21
NDO/ VNA – There has been no report on any Vietnamese citizen being the victim of a fire in Grenfell Tower in west London on June 14 (Vietnam time), according to the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK.
Right after the fire occurred, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the embassy to find out whether Vietnamese citizens in the fire or not, thus delivering timely support.
The embassy said it is keeping close watch on the incident, and stands ready to apply timely protection measures in case there are Vietnamese citizens in the fire.
London’s firefighting force confirmed that the huge fire killed a number of people, however it has yet to count how many dead persons are.
Up to 600 people were believed to have been inside the tower’s 120 flats when the blaze tore the 27-storey building in the early hours.