London : At least six people have been killed in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey building in London. The death figures are likely to rise in future, said Police. Check latest visuals below:
Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at Grenfell Tower, an apartment block located in the neighbourhood of Kensington, shortly after Tuesday midnight, reports Efe news.
London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said that a number of people are thought to have died.
Councilor Nick Paget-Brown, who represents the area in which Grenfell Tower is located, said the tower block contains some 120 individual apartments, many of which house young families, meaning the number of people trapped by the blaze could run into the hundreds.
Some 200 firefighters and 40 fire trucks were deployed to the scene and emergency workers were battling to get the fire under control.