London fire – people trapped as blaze engulfs 27-storey Grenfell Tower in London

Eye Witnesses described “horrible scenes” as firefighters battled the inferno at Grenfell Tower in the Lancaster West estate near Ladbroke Grove.

London Fire Brigade confirmed “a number of fatalities” this morning. They could not say how many people were killed due to the “complexity” of the operation.
Forty fire engines with 200 officers were called shortly before 1am as flames engulfed the block from the second floor upwards “within seconds”.

People have been desperately searching for their loved ones who live in the building as people appeared to be trapped inside.

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