VIDEO: Dundee stands in solidarity with London following tower block fire

Hundreds of Dundee residents gathered in the heart of the city today to pay tribute to those killed in a horrifying fire in the UK capital.

The minute’s silence was held outside Caird Hall at 11am in line with others across the country following the blaze at Grenfell Tower last Wednesday.

Minute's silence for Grenfell Tower victims is held in Dundee.
Dundee figureheads address the crowd following the minute’s silence for Grenfell Tower victims.

The incident in North Kensington caused the death of 79 people, though this number may still change.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said five people had been formally identified and the rest were “sadly” missing presumed dead.

Minute's silence for Grenfell Tower victims is held in Dundee.
Minute’s silence for Grenfell Tower victims is held in Dundee.
The tribute is held for Grenfell Tower victims.
The tribute is held for Grenfell Tower victims.

Religious figureheads including Imam Hamza from Dundee Central Mosque gathered alongside the Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and hundreds of residents in Dundee City Square to pay tribute to those killed in the blaze.

The Imam called for better checks of high rise across the country and said he would be sending prayers to those affected.

 

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