London Evening Standard
June 14, 2017
Residents were trapped “screaming for their lives” as flames raged through a 27-storey tower block in Notting Hill, killing at least six people in the early hours today.
Witnesses described “horrible scenes” as firefighters battled the inferno at Grenfell Tower in the Lancaster West estate near Ladbroke Grove.
Police confirmed six people were killed, adding that the investigation was in the “very early stages” and the figure was expected to rise.
London Fire Brigade said large numbers of people had been rescued.
There was speculation from witnesses the blaze may have been caused by a faulty fridge on one of the lower floors of the building. Fire officials said it was too early to establish any cause.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:35 am