Is anyone living in a skyscraper? I've always found them grisly. What if the elevator is out of order and you have to walk the stairs all the way from the 20th floor? What if it is burning a floor beneath your? You can't go down, you can't jump from the balcony, you just have to wait and hope that the fire brigade extinguishes the fire in time.
Residents of Grenfell Tower have said they raised multiple concerns about the risk of fire in the months before the fatal blaze at the building, but were “brushed away” by the council’s tenant management organisation.
Survivors of the disaster said on Wednesday they had raised fears about the fact that there was only one escape route. They also told the Kensington and Chelsea tenant management organisation (KCTMO) of their concerns over the placement of boilers and gas pipes, the absence of a building-wide fire alarm or sprinkler system, and piles of rubbish being dumped and causing a fire risk.
We are famous for "Stockholm syndrome": "Q: Hey, what's up with Matt? His Dad is on social security, his mom got laid off, his sister's kids get free school lunches, he collects federal financial aid for college, and he only makes minimum wage working at Walmarts. Yet he keeps talking about how we need to cut taxes for the wealthy and quit spending so much on social programs. A: Yeah, he thinks he's going to be a millionaire soon. He's got Economic Stockholm Syndrome." (Urban Dictionary)
Looks like maybe ~150 dead but the official figure is still just 17.
It seems like the authorities are trying to downplay the number of dead - I think if this had happened in another country the news people would be saying something like, "Only 17 have been officially identified so far, but the number of missing, feared dead is well over a hundred."