Published: Friday 16 June, 2017

UPDATED Ligaya Moore, Pinay Still Missing After London Tower Fire

Philippine embassy officials are trying to locate a missing Filipina in the wake of the London tower fire. Ligaya Moore,  a resident of Glenfell Towers, has been missing since the massive fire broke out.

Ligaya Moore is a member of Jesus is Lord ministry, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. His father, Eddie Villanueva, is the founder of JIL. The Senator has echoed the call of the Philippine embassy in finding Moore.

“We looked for contacts in the Philippines, na-confirm na ‘yun ‘yung mobile number niya but it can’t be reached up to this time,” said Senator Villanueva.  “Almost 24 hours na, we’ve been looking for her, trying to locate her, wala pa rin balita but we’re praying na hopefully, makikita siya.”

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Moore is one of a number of Filipino residents of Glenfell Towers which caught fire early Wednesday morning and quickly escalated into an inferno. Embassy officials have earlier confirmed that there were Pinoys affected by the London tower fire but stopped short of revealing the exact number. It also confirmed that several Pinoys have been injured and are being treated in hospitals.

A faulty refrigerator caught fire in one of the flats in the lower floors of Glenfell Towers at past midnight of Wednesday. But the fire quickly spread upwards to the other floors after the building’s recently installed flammable cladding caught fire.

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As of the latest reports from London, the death toll stands at 17. But authorities expect this to rise as recovery crews continue to check every floor and every flat in Glenfell Towers. Authorities believe many residents, especially those in the upper floors, were trapped by the heavy smoke from the burning plastic cladding.

UPDATE: Ligaya Moore is now presumed dead. In a Facebook announcement, the Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom said Moore is now “included by the MetPolice as among those presumed to have perished in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.”

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