Britain mourns victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

  • Britain mourns victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

Britain mourns victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

"The fact is, our relatives are being remembered now because they were left to die", Karim Mussilhy, whose deceased uncle lived on the top floor of the Grenfell Tower, wrote last month in the Guardian.

Nearly all were wearing green sashes as a sign of solidarity to those affected, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who had joined the crowds for the event.

Clarrie Mendy, who organised the service, prayed for strength and help coming to terms with the knowledge that "72 angels ascended into your heavenly realm on the 14th of June 2017".

"We're trying to see how we can heal together", said Imafidon.

British Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted a tribute to the victims of the fire and their loved ones.

The day was being marked with a minute's silence at noon, as well as church services, silent marches and an evening meal hosted by local Muslims.

The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex took time out from their trip on the Royal Train to northern England to take part in the 72 second silence which was observed across England.

Nicholas Burton, a former 19th floor resident whose wife, Maria del Pilar Burton, died in January, was the first of the bereaved to lay flowers.

He said: "Now we've built up that relationship, where instead of being scary people in white coats, psychologists, psychotherapists, we're also just the people who enable the VR, and our conversations with the survivors and the bereaved are on a very familiar level".

Adele appeared on the verge of tears as she stood side-by-side with thousands of her fellow Londoners at the base of the tower as they sang a moving rendition of Bill Wither's Lean on Me and Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, at the first anniversary of the disaster that shocked the world.

The names of all the dead, including stillborn baby Logan Gomes, were read out by different members of the community. "They're not receiving the things we think they are".

"That has not been the best of our country".

The fire, which broke out a year ago in the overnight hours in North Kensington, burned for about 24 hours.