People Trapped in Huge West London Tower Block Inferno

RT| A 24-story tower block on Latimer Road in west London has been engulfed in a horrifying blaze, with reports saying people have been trapped in flats in the upper stories.

The massive fire has engulfed the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington from the 2nd story to the top floor, the London Fire Brigade has tweeted. It added that at least 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters have been battling the blaze.

No casualties have been yet officially been confirmed amid the mass evacuation, but alarming eyewitness reports of people caught in the blaze have been quoted in reports from the scene and on social media.

George Clarke, TV host of Amazing Spaces, told Radio 5 Live that even though he lives some 100 meters away,“I’m getting covered in ash, that’s how bad it is,” according to the Guardian.

“It’s so heartbreaking, I’ve seen someone flashing their torches at the top level and they obviously can’t get out,”Clarke added. “The guys are doing an incredible job to try and get people out that building, but it’s truly awful.”

A number of people who uploaded videos of the blaze to Twitter said they could hear people screaming from what seemed to be inside the tower block.

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In a harrowing video shared by Twitter user Reyan, screams are heard and a person is seen fanning smoke out of a top-story apartment window.