Hotline, email address provided for Filipinos concerned about loved ones who lived in the tower


LONDON – The Philippine embassy in London yesterday said there were a number of Filipinos who were injured and left homeless by the blaze that hit the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London.

Those injured had been brought to various hospitals in London.

On the other hand, those affected by the fire “are in the emergency shelters at St. Clément’s Church, the St. Francis of Assisi Church and the Portobello Rugby Club on Walmer,” according to a statement from the embassy.

So far, 12 people are confirmed dead and 78 others were hurt in the blaze that tore through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, which had 100 apartments occupied by 125 families.

Meanwhile, the embassy said concerned Filipinos may check on their loved ones who lived in the tower by calling the Casualty Bureau at 0800 0961 233 or 020 7158 0197.

The embassy also provided an emergency number – +44 7802 790695 and e-mail address – GAC/Expat Media


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