Pinoys hurt in London inferno undergoing treatment


Posted at Jun 15 2017 01:29 PM

MANILA – Filipinos hurt in a blaze that engulfed a residential tower in London Wednesday were brought to the hospital for treatment, the Philippine Embassy in the British Capital reported to the home office. 

Citing a report from the mission in London, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said Thursday that Filipinos injured in the fire “were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.”

The post has yet to disclose the number of affected Filipinos. 

“Embassy representatives have already visited them,” he said in a text message. 

“Filipinos living near the Tower have also been advised not to go back to their homes until the situation stabilizes,” he said.

He also spoke of appeals to the Filipino community in the United Kingdom to help compatriots affected by the inferno.

The Embassy on Wednesday confirmed that Filipinos were among some 70 people injured in the massive fire that gutted the 24-story Grenfell Tower in London. 

Among those affected was a 7-month-old Filipina baby, who was rushed to the hospital for slight suffocation and drowsiness. A Filipina nurse said Wednesday night that the baby was well and was to be discharged soon. 

At least 12 died in the fire, making the tower inferno the deadliest in London in recent memory.