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Adele quietly turns up to comfort victims of Grenfell Tower fire

June 15, 2017
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Superstar Adele has turned up to the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The multi-million selling artist was pictured by a fan embracing victims of the tragedy Wednesday night.

The pop star, originally from Tottenham, north London, turned up to attend a vigil held in the shadow of the north Kensington tower.

17 people have so far been confirmed dead in the blaze, which has destroyed the huge 24-storey block of flats in west London.

The singer has made no public declaration of her visit, instead choosing to quietly meet and offer help to victims.

It is also claimed her husband, Simon Konecki, joined her on the visit.

“Adele was spotted at Grenfell Tower today offering her support to everyone affected by the tragedy,” one fan account posted.

The post was accompanied by pictures appearing to show the Hello star at the scene.

Fans have praised Adele’s low-key appearance at the scene.

“Such a humble & Down-to-earth woman,” one fan account said.

Another posted: “The fact that Adele has gone to Grenfell tower and not said a word about it just proves how amazingly sincere she is…

“Adele is an angel, she deserves heaven, biggest heart ever, so proud of her.”

The tower block was still ablaze 24 hours after the fire began, with more than 200 fire fighters working to tackle the fire.

More than 50 people remain in hospital, with the death toll inside the building yet to be known.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, but it has been claimed that an exploding fridge led to one floating catching light.

Some residents say they had reported safety concerns as much as four years ago, but their complaints went unanswered.

Among the survivors were a gay couple who had a miracle exit.

Were it not for an extremely fortunate series of events, Jules Ng’s boyfriend Lee Stewart, 29, could have been included in the dead.

The couple, who have been together for six months, moved into Grenfell Tower less than a fortnight ago after hopping around different properties.

Jules, a management consultant, said: “We heard around 3am,” he recalled.

“Our landlord called to check we were okay, because he was very concerned.

“I was in complete shock. The first thing I did was to see what was going on; I went on my phone and there it was – my entire building on fire.

“I couldn’t believe it. It was horrible.

“There were people in there obviously, and it was our home, where all our stuff was – we’d just moved our stuff.”

Despite the horror of seeing his home engulfed in flames, Jules said: “there are so many other people in much worse positions than us.

“If people want to donate, there are families with children who may not be as well-off or have as many friends and family as us.

“In the local area, they’re setting up fundraising drives and collections for duvets and clothes, so that’d be really helpful if anyone wants to contribute.”

Related topics: adele, grenfell tower, Kensington, London, tragedy

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