London fire donations overwhelming centres

2017-06-15 10:35
A flyer for Khadija Saye, missing after the high-rise inferno in London. (Daniel Leal Olivas, AFP)

A flyer for Khadija Saye, missing after the high-rise inferno in London. (Daniel Leal Olivas, AFP)

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London - Community centres in London have been overwhelmed by the number of donations flooding in for those left homeless by a high-rise apartment building fire.

At least 12 people have been killed in the inferno at the 24-storey building, with the death toll expected to rise. Dozens of others have been hospitalised.

So much food, clothing, shoes and other items have been coming in that the centers, churches and mosques have had to start turning away new donations. 

Missing people posters have been put up throughout the north London neighbourhood of North Kensington.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has offered free food for survivors at one of his nearby eateries.

Meanwhile, London fire investigators are painstakingly searching for more victims of the inferno. 

More than £1 million has been raised to help victims of the tragedy as volunteers and charities worked through the night to find shelter for people who lost their homes.

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