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Filipinos injured in London tower fire – PH embassy 

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Filipinos injured in London tower fire – PH embassy 

By: - Social Media Specialist / @AEsguerraINQ
/ 06:32 PM June 14, 2017

Firefighters battle a massive fire that raged in a 27-floor high-rise apartment building in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday, killing an unknown number of people and sending more than 50 people to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Philippine embassy in London confirmed Wednesday that Filipinos were among those injured and affected in the London tower fire.

“A number of them are in the emergency shelters at St. Clément’s Church, the St. Francis of Assisi Church and the Portobello Rugby Club on Walmer,” the embassy said in a statement.

Several people were confirmed dead and at least 30 were injured in a Grenfell Tower, a high-rise apartment building in west London.

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London police said “a number of people are being treated for a range of injuries,” including at least two for smoke inhalation.

People were believed to be trapped in the massive fire that started around 1 a.m. London time.

Concerned Filipinos may check on their loved ones by calling the Casualty Bureau at 0800 0961 233 or 020 7158 0197.

The embassy’s emergency number is +44 7802 790695 and e-mail address is embassy@philemb.co.uk.

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