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At least 12 dead in Grenfell Tower inferno

"This is a complex operation and I anticipate the number will increase beyond those 12".

The London Ambulance Service said it had treated 69 patients, 18 of whom remained in critical condition by Wednesday afternoon.

- Residents say they were told to stay in their apartments as the fire raged.

At least six people are dead and 50 others injured after a fire tore through a 24-story high-rise tower overnight in London.

A Grenfell Tower resident who wrote a blog post warning that it would take a "catastrophic fire" for the building's landlord to take notice of safety concerns has told BuzzFeed News how he nearly died when the tower block was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Wednesday.

More than 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze which was reported just before 1am on Wednesday. Stuart Cundy said about the fire at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington.

It has since emerged that Grenfell Tower management were repeatedly warned about fire precautions, according to claims made by a residents' group.

I predicted that it would take something like a catastrophic fire in a tower block for these people to be prepared to act and devastatingly that seems to have come true.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire raised questions over safety of high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower.

The chair of Parliament's Fire Safety and Rescue Group has said the Grenfell Tower fire probably wouldn't have happened if its recommendations had been acted on.

Ambulances and fire trucks filled the streets around the building, which is located in a diverse, working class area of London.

He told the BBC: "As we've seen, and we saw in Manchester as well of course, is just everyone coming together when there is a tragedy on this scale".

Tiago Etienne, 17, heard people pleading for help and saw children being thrown out "from as high as about the 15th floor" to be caught by firefighters and police.

"They cladded the outside and insulated the inside", Sha said.

There were reports that some residents leapt out of windows to escape the flames.One woman lost two of her six children as she tried to escape from the block, one witness said."I spoke to a lady that lives on the 21st floor".

The Grenfell Tower has undergone a £10 million refurbishment recently, according to Kensington and Chelsea Council.

Reuters reports that some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire, while the block's residents association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire.

"This is an unprecedented incident".

At least 30 people have been taken to hospital.

He told the BBC: "I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window... hearing screams, I was yelling everyone to get down and they were saying "We can't leave our apartments, the smoke is too bad on the corridors". "Even when the lights went off, people were waving with white shirts to be seen", Lleshi said.

Prime Minister May said her thoughts were with all those affected.

"This is a multi-ethnic, multicultural, diverse community that just didn't get served by the people representing them", he said.

"I shut the door right back. got some towels, wet them, alerted my wife. ran into the kids rooms and wrapped them, put the towels over their heads".

Rydon, the firm that carried out the work, said the project "met all required building regulations", in its latest statement following the fire.



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