None of us can forget the awful events of 9/11 2001 when planes belonging to American Airlines slammed into the twin towers in New York. 3000 people or so lost their lives that tragic day and everyone will remember what they were doing on that dreadful day. It was one of those times in history when events happen to shake the world like the assassination of Kennedy and other shocking events.

So the #Grenfell #Tower disaster will also be seared into people's memory and will cause people to remember where they were when the awful news broke. There have been tower fires before but nothing perhaps on a par with this towering inferno which will have repercussions for years to come.

Of course, comparisons will be made with 9/11 and given they were both disasters with tall buildings it is easy to see why.

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Of course, the other comparison is the great loss of life from both disasters although the causes of both events are different.

Though the Grenfell loss of life is way lower than the Twin Tower victims none the less, all died in appalling circumstances.

The scale of the task

Met police say the scale of trying to find and identify #Bodies in the burnt out hulk is daunting. Investigators are working on 24 floors using dental records and other measures to find out who the victims were many burnt to a crisp.

Obviously, this is why is why workers who helped find and identify 9/11 victims are being brought to the UK to do the same in the Grenfell Tower wreck. Even with 9/11 American experts working no doubt alongside their UK colleagues the job will still be long and hard to find remains of victims.

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Of course identifying the victims is only part of the story for anxious families awaiting news of their loved ones and of course, for many, there will never be closure. That goes for survivors of that dreadful night or the families awaiting news of the missing from the Grenfell Tower fire.

Conservative Council as unpopular as ever

It can easily be said there is not much love lost between the Kensington and Chelsea council and the Grenfell survivors. The survivors and their associates feel they have been badly treated and are still awaiting answers from the authorities.

The current leader of the Conservative ruled Council Elizabeth Campbell is coming under increasing pressure to provide answers for the victims of Grenfell. One Conservative Councillor had come under fire for whispering "Don't let them in" when people were attending a stormy meeting between the council and the Grenfell survivors.

The local Labour MP for the area has attacked the Councillor for showing such hostility for the people attending the meeting.

The families need answers fast but will they have the patience to wait while British and American experts painstakingly go through the building with a fine tooth comb.