In the last few months, and mainly the last several weeks we in the UK have seen some dreadful things happening. Terrorism in London and Manchester, and today we woke to the latest tragedy to hit, the terrible fire in the 24 floor Grenfell Tower in West London.
My heart goes out to all those affected. The news states so far only 12 lives lost, but this block houses approximately 650 people, and the speed and ferocity of the fire mean the death toll will rise. It was a sorrowful thing to hear about, people throwing their children out the windows to save them, many adults leaping, and no doubt enduring severe injury from the drop.
I could not imagine what these people went through, and the survivors are currently going through. The enormity and horror of it are overwhelming, and as such we become voyeurs watching it unfold, rigid in front of the televisions, hoping for the best, but witnessing the worst, and all along grateful that we are not the victims.
It seems week in week out that something unpleasant happens, and London lately has been taking the hit constantly. I like many others, hope that this spate of terror and horror is at an end, and people can live again without all the fears borne from these events.
God bless those that have perished.