Singer Adele ‘comforts and hugs’ people at vigil for London fire victims

Singer showed up unanounced wearing an abaya, a full-length outer garment worn by some Muslim women

Singer Adele near the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London following a blaze in the early hours of Wednesday in which at lest 17 people were killed. Photograph: Reuters

Singer Adele near the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London following a blaze in the early hours of Wednesday in which at lest 17 people were killed. Photograph: Reuters

 

Singer Adele was among people who gathered on Wednesday night close to a London tower block that was destroyed in a catastrophic fire, according to posts on social media.

Some 17 people have been confimed dead and the toll is expected to rise further after fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of Wednesday.

The London-born pop star was spotted by Instagram user FourMee, who posted three photographs. FourMee said the singer’s husband Simon Konecki was with her.

“Just spotted @Adele and Simon Konecki visiting the Grenfell Tower, she was dressed in an abaya. Respect to both of you,” FourMee wrote in her post.

The singer was described as “hugging everyone she could to comfort them”, according to a fan account.

Adele, one of the biggest selling artists in the world, did not announce her attendance or make any public statement. Her Twitter accountmade no reference to it.

Adele fans praised her compassion and discretion on social media. – (PA)