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Pinay in London fire counted among dead

  • Written by Cristina Lee-Pisco
  • Published in Nation
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THE 60-year-old Filipina resident of Grenfell Tower who had been missing since fire gutted a 24-storey building in central London is presumed to have died in the residential high-rise inferno.

Ligaya G. Moore “has now been included by the MetPolice as among those presumed to have perished in the Grenfell Tower tragedy,” an announcement by the Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom said.

“The Embassy has the sad task to announce that despite our diligent search made in coordination with the Metropolitan Police and the Filipino Community in London, Mrs. Ligaya Moore has not been found,” the Embassy said.

Embassy authorities said Moore’s next of kin have been informed.
    
“Our thoughts go out to her family and loved ones as we hope for the recovery of her mortal remains.”
    
The Embassy reiterated its call for victims to identify themselves as it continues coordinating assistance for them from Overseas Workers Welfare  Administration, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Filipino Community.
    
Earlier, the Philippine Embassy in UK appealed to Filipinos in London to inform them of the whereabouts of the Filipina.
    
The Embassy also extended its sympathies to all those affected by the fire.
    
“Our thoughts and prayers are especially with the families and loved ones of those who perished in the fire and those in critical condition in hospitals,” it said.