The Grenfell Tower Fire in North Kensington, London is one more in a string of tragedies that have occurred in London in the last several weeks. There are 17 confirmed dead as of this writing but officials say that they expect more to be found as time passes.
There seems to have been a large portion of Muslim residents in the tower and, although reporters seem reluctant to say it, the building seems to have been in disrepair and was “a disaster waiting to happen”. In other words a slum. It is very sad that this is the way this story has to end so often around the world and in the US too.
There is a great deal of crowdsourced video available related to this event and I think that this will be an interesting story to check back on as it develops more fully.