At least six people have been confirmed dead after a massive fire ripped through a west London tower block last night, trapping some families and forcing others to leap out of windows to escape the horror.
Some frantic residents lashed bedsheets together in a crude attempt to escape the rapidly growing blaze. Horrified witnesses told how they saw some families throwing children out of windows in an effort to save their lives from the inferno.
Those who fled said that no fire alarm sounded, sprinklers failed and stairways were blocked in the building. At least 50 people have been taken to 5 hospitals across the capital.