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Fire Rages Through Apartment Tower in London
A blaze ripped through a high-rise apartment block in London as residents slept.
Smoke rises from a tower block in West London on June 14, 2017.
At least six deaths were confirmed early Wednesday after a blaze ripped through a high-rise apartment block in the British capital as residents slept. At least 74 people were injured, according to authorities.
The Grenfell Tower apartment block in flames.
Witness Samira Lamrani said one woman wrapped a baby up "in some sort of thick blanket" and dropped the tot from around the 9th floor. "Miraculously the baby just sort of dropped in a straight line, and a guy just ran forward and the baby fell into his arms," she added.
Police and rescue services operate near the fire.
More than 250 firefighters battled the West London inferno through the night.
A police officer helps to evacuate a local resident.
Police and rescue services at the huge tower block fire.
Journalists at the scene of the tower fire.
Firefighters stand amid debris in a children's playground near the tower block.
Local resident Georgina stands distraught on her balcony as she watches the fire engulf the tower from a distance.
Smoke billows from the tower block severly damaged by the fire.
Firefighters rest as they take a break in battling the massive fire.
A woman comforts a boy.
A woman cries as she tries to locate a missing relative.
Smoke rises from the Grenfell Tower.
A firemen reacts after battling the huge fire.
Members of the forensic team move a body near the scene of the fire.
A resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from the tower.