By Robyn Collins
In response to a ferocious blaze that swept through a 24-story residential apartment building in West London early this morning (June 14), artists including Sam Smith, Questlove and Rita Ora have posted their concern on social media.
“Horrifying news to wake up to this morning in London,” Smith tweeted. “My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims.”
At least six people died in the fire and 60 more have been hospitalized. As firefighters comb through the wreckage it’s possible that the death toll will rise.
“In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never, ever seen anything of this scale,” London Fire Brigade Commissioner Danny Cotton told the press.
The blaze follows the May 22 terror attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert, which took 22 lives, as well as a London Bridge bombing that killed 8 people.
Residents had been complaining about concerns about the safety of the building for years.
Horrifying news to wake up to this morning in London. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims xxxx—
Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) June 14, 2017
Shocked and devastated to hear this terrible news. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
Rita Ora (@RitaOra) June 14, 2017
Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) June 14, 2017
Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 14, 2017
awww man. London? damb. #londonfire—
Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 14, 2017
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 14, 2017
Respect to the brave firefighters from the London Fire Brigade who risked their lives to save people at… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
Billy Bragg (@billybragg) June 14, 2017