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Fire engulfs tower block in West London

At least 12 people are dead and 74 injured; death toll likely to rise

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire," London Fire Brigade assistant commissioner Dan Daly said. "This is a large and very serious incident and we have deployed numerous resources and specialist appliances."


FIRE engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 74 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept.

Some residents screamed for help from behind upper floor windows, some tried to...

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