UK marks third anniversary of Grenfell Tower in a virtual service

Today marks the third anniversary of Grenfell Towers, that burnt in London and claimed lives of 72 people.

Third anniversary

Three years ago on June 14, seventy-two people died in Grenfell Tower in London as a small kitchen fire engulfed the whole tower.

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Forever in hearts

People visited the the burn site to pay tribute to the victims of the fire.

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Online prayers this year

Due to coronavirus, the prayer ceremony has been shifted online this year.

 

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Chuch bells to pay tribute

In tribute to each person who died, bells of London churches will toll 72 times and green lights will glow from tower block windows.

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Virtual service

The messages will be relayed to a virtual service later as the commemoration moves online due to coronavirus. It will be hosted by the Bishop of Kensington.

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'We stand with the families of the victims'

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, "As a nation, we are still dealing with the consequences of what happened and working to make sure it never happens again. While those affected by Grenfell are not able to gather in person, all of us in this country are with you in spirit."

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