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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Massive fire engulfs London 24 storey Residential Tower - Grenfell Tower Blaze



A resident of a London tower block caught in a massive blaze early on June 14 said smoke was "everywhere" and there were "people screaming." Another witness told CNN he saw people jumping from 12-14th floors of the burning building.



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Twelve confirmed dead in Grenfell Tower and dozens remain unaccounted for


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At least 12 people have been killed in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise.
Up to 600 people are believed to have been inside Grenfell Tower's 120 flats when the blaze tore through the 24-storey building in the early hours.
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Eighteen people are in critical care after 79 injured people were taken to hospital. But many are still missing after residents were left trapped on upper floors as flames rapidly ripped up the block after initially being told to stay in their homes.
Residents who escaped spoke of others trapped and screaming for help, with some throwing children from windows and others jumping from upper floors. Some were reported to have attempted to use bin bags as makeshift parachutes.
Pictures showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed desperate residents looking out of windows in the block.
Huge plumes of smoke pour from Grenfell Tower as the blaze rages
Huge plumes of smoke pour from Grenfell Tower as the blaze rages CREDIT: JEREMY SELWYN/EYEVINE
In a sign of hope, survivors were still being pulled from the block 12 hours after the blaze started - but numbers of those saved are unclear.
As an investigation into the cause of the fire began, residents reported that fire alarms had not sounded and that they were told to "stay put" in their flats and "put a wet towel down by the door".
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: "There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers."
Watch live: Fire engulfs tower block in West London
More than 250 firefighters were called to the block on the Lancaster West Estate, in north Kensington, at about 1am. Several firefighters also suffered minor injuries in the blaze.
Confirming the deaths, Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "I can confirm twelve fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days. Many others are receiving medical care."
He said it was likely to be some time before police are able to identify the victims, adding that it was too early to speculate on the cause of the fire.
Smoke continues to pour from the upper floors of Grenfell TowerSmoke tower
Smoke continues to pour from the upper floors of Grenfell Tower CREDIT: PAUL GROVER FOR THE TELEGRAPH
After fears were raised that the block could collapse, fire chiefs said a structural engineer is monitoring the stability of the building, which "continues to be safe for our crews to go and work in".
Meanwhile, an action group claimed their warnings of a "catastrophe" fell on "deaf ears" after highlighting safety concerns three years ago. Stay with us for the latest updates throughout the day.

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