LONDON FIRE: Death toll expected to rise

Six fatalities confirmed, but police expect death toll to rise...

LONDON FIRE: Death toll expected to rise

Six people have been confirmed 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.

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.

  • Grenfell Tower fire sees flames engulf 24-storey block
  • Six fatalities confirmed, but police expect death toll to rise
  • Trapped residents jump from upper floors and throw babies
  • Eighteen people in critical care as 79 taken to hospital




Source : PTI

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