Just hours after a hellish fire torched the 24-story Grenfell Tower apartment building in London, singer Adele paid a covert visit to the site to offer support.
British media reports on Thursday suggested dozens of bodies might be inside what remains of the building, now nothing more than a charred skeleton.
No one from the top three floors is thought to have survived the fire that began burning early Wednesday.
London’s fire chief said there is little chance of finding anyone still alive inside, CNN reported Thursday. Between 400 and 600 people lived in the 120 apartments in the building.
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At last count 17 people were confirmed dead in what some have already called one of Britain’s worst peacetime fires since the Blitz. It took more than 200 firefighters more than 24 hours to get it under control.
The building is just four and a half miles from Buckingham Palace, where the queen of England lives, and less than two miles from Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry live.
On Wednesday, after dark and without paparazzi around, Adele embraced survivors and others at the scene.
In one photo, posted by fans on Twitter, the “Hello” singer is clearly overcome with emotion. She was there with her husband, Simon Konecki, according to People.
“Adele was spotted at Grenfell Tower today offering her support to everyone affected by the tragedy,” one fan club tweeted.
Video of the apartment tower engulfed in flames was so shocking it looked like a Hollywood disaster movie.
Witnesses reported hearing people inside screaming as flames devoured the structure. Lights could be seen flashing inside apartments as tenants signaled for help. One frantic woman dropped a baby from the 10th floor, and a man below caught it.
“Honestly it was like a horror movie unfolding in front of us,” one woman told London’s Telegraph.
She described the look of “death” on people’s faces as they banged and screamed for help from inside the burning building.
“The more I looked up, floor upon floor. Endless numbers of people. Mainly the kids, because obviously their voices, with their high pitched voices – that will remain with me for a long time,” she said. “I could hear them screaming for their lives.”
Adele is just one of several British celebrities lending comfort and aid in the aftermath.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has offered free food and drink at his nearby restaurant to survivors.
“To any of the 100’s of FAMILIES effected by this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamies Italian team,” he wrote on social media.
“Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love ...”
“Top Gear” co-host Jeremy Clarkson urged people to donate clothing for the fire victims and was later seen taking bags of donations to a local church.