London tower block fire leaves several dead, many trapped

London tower block fire leaves several dead, many trapped

London tower block fire leaves several dead, many trapped

Eddie, 55, who lives on the 16th floor, said he ran out of his house with a wet towel wrapped around his head as smoke engulfed the flat.

That number is expected to rise.

He told CNN it was not yet clear how many people were evacuated or how many people are receiving support.

The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". She said the cause of the blaze was not known.

Pastor Derek Wilson from the nearby Tabernacle Christian Centre this morning rushed to the Latymer Christian Centre on Bramley Road, near to the fire, where people are also gathering.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement on Twitter that it was a "major incident". "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", the group said in a blog post written after the fire broke out. Some 50 people were injured and several died.

Witnesses have described screams of terror and people jumping in a bid to reach safety after the blaze ripped through Grenfell Tower.

Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save the baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor" to waiting members of the public below. "We saw the people screaming", she said. "I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises". Michael went out to the hallway and saw smoke.

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Others said they could see people inside using flashlights and mobile phones to try to signal for help from higher floors. The male eyewitness said he called the fire brigade when the fire had just begun but it quickly engulfed the block.

Wilson confirmed to Christian Today that there was "a lot of anger" among local residents, who have complained to the council about the state of the building. The high-rise, Grenfell Tower, is home to around 600 people, according to the Telegraph.

This incident shook everyone in the London.

"There have been a number of fatalities".

London Ambulance said it had sent a " number of resources" to the scene, including its Hazardous Area Response Team. Officials did not have any information to give her.

Numerous witnesses described seeing people trapped inside their apartments; banging on windows, shining lasers and lights or calling for help.

Hugo Zarey, who lives in one of the other buildings, says he could hear the commotion outside when police pounded on his door and ordered him to leave.

Around 20 people are in critical care.

London ambulance services are responding to a major fire burned in west London.

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London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire was still being investigated, but several residents reported one man had said it started in his faulty fridge.

The building in north Kensington is at least 24 stories high.

This story has been corrected by removing reference to 15 being treated for smoke inhalation, which was information from an older incident.

The fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 24th floor of the building.

Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly said, "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire".

Forty engines containing more than 200 firefighters attended the scene. A plume of black smoke stretched for kilometres across the pale sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building. Fire crews from North Kensington, Kensington, Hammersmith and Paddington and from surrounding fire stations are in attendance.

In a statement posted to Twitter, London police say two people are now being treated for smoke inhalation and they're waiting updates on further injuries.

George Clarke, the presenter of "Amazing Spaces", told Radio 5 Live he was covered in ash even though he was 100 meters (yards) from the scene.

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"The guys are doing an incredible job to try and get people out that building, but it's truly terrible".

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