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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 14:40
Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed
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Six people have been confirmed dead after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, and police expect that number to rise as 64 people are reported to be injured and 20 of them are in critical condition.

Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved.

Firefighters rescued "large numbers", but London Mayor Sadiq Khan said "a lot" of people were unaccounted for.

The 24-storey block, which is still on fire, looks at risk of collapsing.

During the night, eyewitnesses said they saw lights - thought to be mobile phones or torches - flashing at the top of the block of flats, and trapped residents coming to their windows - some holding children.

It is understood that "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out shortly after midnight, most of them sleeping.

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