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Fire engulfs London tower

More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to bring it under control

Kylie MacLellan & Toby Melville | Reuters  |  London 

Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring dozens more in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept.   More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to bring the Grenfell Tower block blaze — one of the most treacherous seen in London for a generation — under control.   London mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire raised questions about the safety of high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower while the scale of the disaster could delay the announcement of a deal by Prime ...

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 02:18 IST
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