WATCH: Grenfell Tower Fire Video Shows Aftermath of Blaze

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Authorities in London released chilling video from inside of Grenfell Tower after a massive fire destroyed the London housing unit June 14.

The video offers the first view from inside of the charred 24-story public housing unit after the blaze left at least 58 people unaccounted for and presumed dead. So far, 30 people have been confirmed dead by police, and they said that the number was expected to increase.

Watch the video that was released by police below:



After police released the footage, London Police Commander Stuart Cundy said that some victims may never be identified in the tragedy.

The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable, which is why this will be such a lengthy operation taking weeks to complete,” he said. “We must also prepare people for the terrible reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire.

Sadly that work leads me to believe that the number of people missing, but as yet unaccounted for has risen from 58.

Emergency units responded to reports of the massive blaze at around 10 p.m. EDT on June 14. Hundreds of firefighters responded to the scene to control the fire, but it continued to burn for upwards of 24 hours.

It was initially feared that 600 people were in the unit at the time of the fire, and 65 people were rescued by firefighters. The search for victims of the fire was stopped as the building was deemed unsafe to enter, but they resumed the search hours later to attempt to rescue those who may be in danger.

Early reports said a refrigerator may have exploded on the fourth floor of the complex, but that wasn’t confirmed by investigators. An official cause of the fire is currently unknown.

The “inadequate” response time by firefighters has been criticized by many.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan criticized the safety instructions given to those in the housing unit, saying that people were told to stay in their homes until they could be rescued by firefighters.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said that families that were left homeless as a result of the massive fire would receive at least 5,500 pounds (about $7,000 USD) to assist them as they try to rebuild.

“As we continue to respond to the needs of the community, our focus is on ensuring that all of those affected by this unimaginable tragedy get the right support as quickly as possible,” May said in a statement to news media.


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JOHN MAYOR...

S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, AND COALITION
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(03:07 PM, June 19, 2017 – please discard older copies)
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I propose the following solution, re the creation of more efficient and effective Multiunit Constructions…
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A “STATE OF THE ART MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION” is to be built within every country in the world!… and, to become a part of what is to be called a “S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT” and a “S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COALITION”!… that will be used to test “STATE OF THE ART”/ S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION designs, materials, and safety failsafeguards! However!… NO PEOPLE WILL EVER LIVE WITHIN THESE RESPECTIVE MULTIUNIT DESIGNS WHILE IN PROJECT PHASE!… EXCEPT, FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES, AND FOR THE DURATION OF THE RESEARCH APPLICATIONS TO BE CONDUCTED!
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During the evolution of the construction of the initial SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, should a foundational design/ method be found that/ which is more SOTA than the design/ method that composed the initial SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, then the initial construction is to be immediately halted, the remaining intended design features be shelved, and the building be sold (AS IS… AND, WITHOUT ANY FURTHER PARTICIPATION BY WAY OF THE RESPECTIVE SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MEMBERS!), and used for another purpose!… and, the new experimental SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION is to be built from scratch in its place– FORTHWITH!– from the monies collected from the sale of the first construction (and, from the “SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TRUST FUND” used for the Project!), and which will include all of the design specifications that went into the initial draft (minus, the ones to be replaced… and in addition to any new design elements that/ which have been amassed during the sale and start of the newly drafted construction!)! And, this “redesign behavior” shall be repeated AD INFINITUM!… i.e., until such time, as the respective SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT within a given country, is ended! In other words, a SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION is to include newly added SOTA construction design features on a continuous basis!… from the foundation up!… and, will continue to evolve– WITHOUT EXCEPTION, AND WITHOUT INTERRUPTION! And!… and as has been indicated!… if a newer foundational construction method is found, then the building is to be completely redone, as soon as is possible!
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Every conceivable SOTA material is to be incorporated!… WITHOUT EXCEPTION! And for example a) new materials for drywall; b) new materials for screws and nails (if such, are even to continue to be included; c) new material for glass (if windows, for example, are to continue to be made of glass!); d) solar panels; e) cement material (or, its abandonment!); f) electrical wiring; g) fibre
optic cabling; h) elevator designs (and possibly pneumatic, or superconducting!); i) unit modularity (i.e., the ability to remake a unit’s internal configuration!); j) external windspeed resistance parameters; and etc.!
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Further, ANY ELEMENT that the members of the SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT scientifically determine is less than SOTA, then the element in question is to be immediately replaced… or, due to the impracticality of doing so, THE ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION IS TO BE AGAIN RESOLD AND THE CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ANEW!… and even if the design element be a TYPE OF NAIL! In other words, the SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT… as will be the case with all of the other SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS found within all participating countries around the world!… is to include (minute by minute, hour by hour, week by week, month by month, year by year, decade by decade, and– if possible!– generation by generation!) THE MOST ADVANCED FEATURES IN MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION EVER IMPLEMENTED BY THE MIND OF MAN! And, NO ELEMENT!… W-H-A-T-S-O-E-V-E-R!… IS TO BE LEFT UNADDRESSED AND UNACCOUNTED FOR! And no “NON-SOTA ELEMENT” is to be brought back into the SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, unless the element has been SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to be, IN FACT, SOTA!… and, in that event, the initial reasons for the removal of the previously discarded element, MUST BE FULLY EXPLAINED, AND THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR ITS REMOVAL COMPARED WITH THE NEW DATA FOR ITS “REINCORPORATION”!
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To conclude… these respective SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, and the collective SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS are “CONTINUOUS WORKS IN PROGRESS”!… and, their respective and collective elements comprise the most thoroughly researched elements ever documented, and form the basis of respective unique “SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATABASES”, and a collective unique “SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COALITION DATABASE”, that will provide any commercial builder or interested urban designer, with the most advanced set of statistics and data that any commercial builder or other interested stakeholder, could ever hope to want, or have!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

JOHN MAYOR...

S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, AND COALITION
.
.
I propose the following solution, re the creation of more efficient and effective Multiunit Constructions…
.
A “STATE OF THE ART MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION” is to be built within every major city in the world!… and, to become a part of what is to be known as a “S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT” and a ‘S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COALITION”!… that will be used to test STATE OF THE ART/ S.O.T.A. MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION designs, materials, and safety failsafeguards! However!… NO PEOPLE WILL EVER LIVE WITHIN THESE RESPECTIVE MULTIUNIT DESIGNS!… EXCEPT, FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES, AND FOR THE DURATION OF THE RESEARCH APPLICATIONS, TO BE CONDUCTED!
.
During the evolution of the construction of the initial SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, should a foundational design/ method be found that/ which is more SOTA than the design/ method that composed the initial SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, then the initial construction is to be immediately halted, the remaining intended design features be shelved, and the building be sold (AS IS… AND, WITHOUT ANY FURTHER PARTICIPATION BY WAY OF THE RESPECTIVE SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MEMBERS!), and used for another purpose!… and, the new experimental SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION is to be built from scratch in its place– FORTHWITH!– from the monies collected from the sale of the first construction (and, from the “SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TRUST FUND” used for the Project!), and which will include all of the design specifications that went into the initial draft (except, any new design elements that/ which have been amassed during the sale and start of the newly drafted model!)! And, this redesign behavior shall be replicated, AD INFINITUM!… i.e., until such time, as the respective SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT within a given city is abandoned! In other words, a SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION is to continually include SOTA construction features… from the ground up!… and will continue to evolve– WITHOUT EXCEPTION, AND WITHOUT INTERRUPTION! And… and as has been indicated… if a better foundational construction method is found, then the building is be completely redone!
.
Every conceivable SOTA material is to be incorporated!… WITHOUT EXCEPTION! And for example a) new materials for drywall; b) new materials for screws and nails (if such, are even to continue to be included; c) new material for glass (if windows, for example, are to continue to be made of glass!); d) solar panels; e) cement material (or, its abandonment!); f) electrical wiring; g) fibre
optic cabling; h) elevator designs (and possibly pneumatic, or superconducting!); i) unit modularity (i.e., the ability to reform a unit’s internal configuration!); j) external wind resistence parameters; and etc., and etc., and etc.!
.
Further, ANY ELEMENT that the members of the SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT scientifically determine is less than SOTA, then the element in question is to be immediately replaced… or, and due to the impracticality of doing so, THE ENTIRE BUILDING IS TO BE AGAIN RESOLD, AND THE CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ANEW!… and even if the design element be a TYPE OF NAIL! In other words the SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT… and those found in other major cities around the world!… is to incorporate (minute by minute, hour by hour, week by week, month by month, year by year, decade by decade, and… if possible!… generation by generation!) THE MOST ADVANCED FEATURES IN MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION EVER IMPLEMENTED BY THE MIND OF MAN! And, NO ELEMENT!… W-H-A-T-S-O-E-V-E-R!… IS TO BE LEFT UNADDRESSED, AND UNACCOUNTED FOR!
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To sum up… the SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS within cities around the world, are continuous works in progress, and their elements are the most thoroughly researched elements ever documented, and form the basis of a unique “SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATABASE” that will provide any comparable commercial builder of SOTA MULTIUNIT CONSTRUCTIONS, with the most advanced set of statistics and data, that any builder of such units could ever hope to find!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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