Lily Allen has sensationally claimed that the true death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire is closer to ‘150 people’ in a fiery TV interview. She also accused authorities and the media of being dishonest and downplaying the tragedy. Authorities have so far only confirmed 17 deaths to date – but have previously warned that the actual death toll is likely to be far higher as they continue to encounter dangerous and difficult conditions in their search.
The superstar singer, a local resident, made the claims – citing “off-the-record” figures she said were given to her by police and fire crews – during a Channel 4 news interview. She argued to presenter Jon Snow that a way to help the borough’s community would be to reveal the proper death toll.
Allen told the channel: “I have never in my entire life seen an event like this were the death count has been downplayed by the mainstream media. Seventeen? I’m sorry but I am hearing from people the figure is much closer to 150 – and that many of those people are children. They are off-the-record numbers I have been given from policemen and from firemen.”