whenever tragic news comes from a place far removed, I am no longer numbed by the distance or the idea that I don't know anyone-in the old days we would care, but it was really removed from our life, our experience and our relationships. The world is truly a smaller place as we have not only instant access to news, we have online friends, associates and business partners all over the country, continent and world. Families are more mobile. I've lived on 3 continents. I have family everywhere but Antarctica.
Without any travel or interner, the horrific nature of this tragedy touches all of us. The generosity of neighbors touches us and the greed and self serving interest of the owners and uselessness of govt at times enrages. It's bad enough when a landlords greed is inconvenient to tenants, but endangering them? unconsionable.
I hope this wakes up building inspectors and code enforcement worlwide. This is not something that should happen anywhere, much less in a city like London.
🙁My heart broke.