Twelve people have died in the blazing inferno that overnight wiped out a residential tower in West London. The number of fatalities is expected to rise, according to the authorities.
Earlier police reports had confirmed the death of six people.
Commander Stuart Cundy of the Met police told reporters that he expects “the number of fatalities will increase beyond those 12”.
Danny Cotton, London Fire Brigade Commissioner, during her early morning press briefing described the Grenfell Tower fire as ‘completely unprecedented’.
The ambulance service announced that 68 people had been taken from the scene by its crews to six hospitals across the capital, with 18 in critical care. Another 10 found their own way to the hospital.