At least 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. At least 50 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.
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. Read more