Grenfell Tower: Sobbing resident tells horrific story of how neighbour lost his entire family

Grenfell Tower: anguished resident tells Paul Ross what she saw

Agnes and her children lived on the third floor of the building

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A resident of Grenfell Tower who saw yesterday's tragedy unfold broke down as she spoke to Paul Ross about what she saw. 

The block of apartments in west London caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning and burned for most of the day. At least 12 people have been confirmed dead, with more than 60 people taken to hospitals around the capital. 

Agnes, who lived on the third floor of the building, told Paul Ross she and her two children saw everything, the anguish plain in her voice.

Barely able to speak, Agnes told the story of how her son's friend in the building had lost his parents and sister to the fire, becoming an orphan. 

She told our host more than 12 people had died: "Now we’re safe, but it’s sad.

"It’s not 12 people like they’re saying on TV, it’s more."

Listen above.