I've been following the horrible London Tower fire and have noticed a few red flags to come out of the story.
Rumours started circulating that the fire was caused by a faulty refrigerator catching fire and then spreading to the newly refurbished external
cladding, which acted like an accellerant encasing the whole building in flames. Many people speculated that it was a new "eco" propane fridge but
again we could not be sure. Yet more speculation emerged that the fire was an 'intentional act' which got well out of hand; seeking to damage the
building enough to have it condemned so a new tower of up market apartments could be built in its place. Who knows?
I searched British news and found an article interviewing the woman who raised the alarm. She was described as heavily pregnant and said that her
neighbour knocked on her door at 12:50am to raise the alarm. It was stressed in the article that the man was a "White British man" there were many
people who pointed this out in the comments section. I thought it was strange to mention race but I assumed that they wanted to quell the rampant
anti-Arab and anti-African slurs that were being written online.
Here is the current link:
London Cabbie whose 'faulty fridge' caused
(Does anyone know how to find old web pages that have been deleted so we can find the 'proof' ??)
Today when I checked the news this article was deleted without a trace and the article was rewritten . In it, the same woman is interviewed but there
is more added to her story;
It now turns out that the "White British man" is actually an Ethiopian-born cabbie named Behailu Kebede and he wasn't the one to notify the fire
brigade. Infact when he knocked on his pregnant neighbors door he had a large bag packed with clothes.
She looked inside his apartment, saw the
small fire in the kitchen and she raised the alarm.
Why did he take time to pack his belongings and pretty much attempt to flee instead of first
raising the alarm? I understand mental health
issues may be a factor or perhaps he just panicked - know one knows what they'd do in the same situation. It's just odd it sounded like he didn't
try to douse the flames but packed his bags instead. It's fortunate that he knocked on the pregnant neighbours door, I shudder to think what would
have happened if he just fled into the night.
Now the third updated article does not include the witnesses quote where she saw him with "his bags packed". It has gone back to her original quote
His neighbour Maryann Adam, 41, who lived at number 14, told how Mr Kebede banged on her front door in the early hours of Wednesday to tell her that
there was a fire in his kitchen. She said: 'He knocked on the door, and he said there was a fire in his flat. It was exactly 12.50am because I was
sleeping and it woke me up. 'The fire was small in the kitchen. I could see it because the flat door was open. There was no alarm.'
I understand that information trickles out during times of large-scale newsworthy tragedy and reporters are scrambling to get the headlines out ASAP
but the DailyMail interviewed the woman from this interview three articles have been written:
The first article
published quoted that she was pregnant and her neighbour was a White British man
The second article
published quoted that she thought it odd that he already had his bags packed when he knocked on her door and that it was she
who called the fire brigade. In this article he is named as the Ethiopian man
The third (and current) article
the witnesses quote that she saw him 'with his bags packed' is redacted. She is not mentioned as pregnant
Did anyone else see these weird inconsistencies?
For the victims sake I hope we get to the truth of the situation. I sincerely hope that Kebede isn't wrongfully accused as I imagine this would weigh
heavily on him. This is such a tragic situation and my love and thoughts go out to everyone involved