Huge fire engulfs London tower block

Huge fire engulfs London tower block

Residents reportedly heard screaming for their lives as blaze engulfs Grenfell Tower in White City

Residents have reportedly been heard screaming for their lives as a huge fire engulfed a tower block in London in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The London fire brigade says 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters have been called to tackle the ongoing blaze, at the Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate Tower in West London.

Videos posted on social media showed flames engulfing the tower block.

Some media outlets reported people were trying to tie sheets together to climb out of the 24-storey building.

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