West London Tower catches fire

A huge fire has raged through the night at a west London tower block, with eyewitnesses claiming people were trapped inside. More than 200...

170613235215-08-london-fire-overlay-tease

A huge fire has raged through the night at a west London tower block, with eyewitnesses claiming people were trapped inside.

More than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, where hundreds of people are thought to live.

London Ambulance said 30 people are receiving hospital treatment.

The BBC's Andy Moore said the whole 24-storey block had been alight and there were fears the building might collapse.

BBC correspondent Simon Lederman said he understood "a significant number of people" were unaccounted for.

At 6.15 BST, London Ambulance Service said 20 ambulance crews had been at the scene, 30 people had been taken to hospital, but the nature and level of their injuries was not yet clear.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said a "major incident" had been declared.

At about 04:00 BST police said: "Residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block."

Eyewitnesses said they have seen lights - thought to be mobile phones or torches - flashing at the top of the block of flats.

Others say residents - thought to be trapped inside - were seen coming to their windows.

An unmanned hydraulic platform has been shooting water at the side of the building at about the 10th floor.

Simon Lederman said firefighters had not been able to tackle the flames on higher storeys.

He said the tower could be seen burning "from miles away", adding that the building had been "burning out of control", from the tenth floor onwards.

Andy Moore added: "We've seen debris falling from the building, we've heard explosions, we've heard the sound of glass breaking.

"The police keep pushing back their cordons, pushing back members of the public for fear the building might collapse." -BBC

The post West London Tower catches fire appeared first on Mediamax Network Limited.



from WORLD – Mediamax Network Limited http://bit.ly/2rpAdYP
Nairobi Kenya African News, k24 live, around the globe, media max networks news Kenya

Related

Trending news 5664044203072960823

Post a Comment

emo-but-icon

Follow Us

Hot in week

Recent

Comments

Contact Us

For Complains and compliments towards this website, contact us on dailykenyapost@gmail.com or use the contact form below (on the footer).
item