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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 9:47
Twelve dead in London blaze
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Police have said Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise.

Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, after they were called at 00:54 BST.

Witnesses said people were trapped in the tower block, and that some jumped from windows in an effort to escape.

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

The tower had around 120 flats.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

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