Fire at London’s Grenfell Tower:

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Grenfell Tower block (CREDIT: Getty Images)

A fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower has claimed the lives of twelve people, with many still unaccounted.

The fire was reported in Kensington at 00:54 BST, and subsequently engulfed numerous floors in the 24-storey building. The fire is belived to have been started on the fourth floor, but it is currently unknown what caused it.

Firefighters managed to save around 65 people from the blaze, and a total of 78 people have been treated in hospital. Currently, 34 people remain in hospital, with 18 currently in critical condition.

The Met Police have set up an emergency number for anyone concerned about friends or family: 0800 0961 233.

There will be a “proper investigation” which was announced by Theresa May in a statement earlier, and from that, any lessons would be learnt and “action would be taken” to prevent any future incident.

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Author: Thomas Parkes

Hi, my name is Thomas Parkes. I'm currently a student at the City of Wolverhampton College, studing the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

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