DOZENS feared dead as massive blaze ‘sparked by faulty fridge’ engulfs 27-storey London tower block: Trapped residents hurl themselves from windows while others make ropes from sheets – amid fears the building will COLLAPSE.
Several people have been confirmed dead after a huge inferno broke out at a residential tower block in West London. Eyewitnesses revealed how families ‘begged for their lives’ as they tried to escape the blaze, while people are still trapped inside the 27-storey building as it teeters on the brink of collapse. More than 600 residents desperately tried to escape the flames as the fire broke out in the middle of the night, with many woken by the screams of others and the smell of burning plastic. Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, White City, is currently ‘lurching’ to one side after a ‘very, very severe fire’ broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with those inside claiming a fire alarm failed to sound. As residents flooded the streets outside the building, many spoke of members of their family or close neighbors being unaccounted for, as they were forced to watch on as their home and all their belongings went up in flames.