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30 people hospitalised following Grenfell Tower fire in London

ANI  |  London [United Kingdom] 

At least 30 people have been hospitalised after being evacuated from a 27 storey apartment building at Lancaster West Estate in that caught fire early on Wednesday.

"We can confirm that we have taken 30 patients to five hospitals following the incident at Lancaster West Estate, W11," Ambulance Service NHS Assistant Director of Operations, Stuart Crichton said in a statement.

"We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other emergency services at the scene. We have over 20 ambulance crews at the scene as well as our hazardous area response team and trauma teams from London's air ambulance who travelled to the scene by car," the statement added.

Forty fire engines and over 200 firefighters and officers have been called to douse the blazes at Grenfell Tower.

No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire.

The cause of the fire is also unknown.

Meanwhile, mayor Sadiq Khan has urged people to follow Fire Brigade on Twitter for updates.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 11:57 IST
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