Desperate residents are building ropes from sheets in an attempt to escape a huge inferno that has engulfed a tower block in west London.
The ‘horrendous’ blaze struck the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, White City, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Several people are being treated for a ‘range of injuries’ including illness from smoke inhalation. One neighbour said he believed someone had jumped from the block.
The fire has spread from the second floor to the roof of the enormous 120-flat block, with 200 firefighters struggling to bring it under control.It’s believed that 10 jamaican resident are among the trapped.
Panicked residents trapped high in the enormous tower were heard screaming for help as they leaned out of their windows and tied bed sheets together in an attempt to reach the ground.
Flat Owners in their pyjamas have been evacuated as police are pushing people away from the area for fear the block will collapse due to ‘chunks’ of debris flying off from the tower.