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Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for Grenfell Tower victims

Many wept openly as a sea of candles softly illuminated the road outside the Latymer Christian Centre, yards from the site of the blaze.

Illuminated by candlelight, west London came together in grief.

Nearly three days since a fire ravaged Grenfell Tower, killing at least 30, hundreds of mourners stood arm in arm at a vigil.

Many wept openly as a sea of candles softly illuminated the road outside the Latymer Christian Centre, just yards from the site of the blaze.

The small building has become the hub of a relief effort, co-ordinating aid and providing support for those displaced.

The hundreds gathered on Bramley Road joined in with renditions of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, as well as Amazing Grace, during the short service.

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Then the crowd were asked to raise candles or torches in the air as they observed two minutes of silence for the dead.

A painstaking recovery effort has been taking place at the gutted tower, with authorities predicting the death toll is likely to rise considerably.

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