London is in a wake of a disaster as fire wraps the 24-storey Grenfell Tower building on the Lancaster West Estate in the area of Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. There are more than 40 fire engines and 200 fire fighters are involved to bring the situation under control. The alarm was struck just before 1 am, when the city got to know of the havoc.
According to the Guardian, there have been a number of eyewitness accounts of people waving and asking for help from the windows. London Ambulance Service stated that it has taken 30 people to five hospitals in the city. However, the number of casualties is still not confirmed. People outside have been asked to instruct people trapped in the building upon receiving contact to cover their face with a wet cloth get out than to wait for rescue.
The building has 120 homes. The nearby residents have also begun to evacuate. The flats near the Westway A40 road, has been closed due to the smoke. With regards to the tube, there is no service between, Hammersmith and Edgware Road on Hammersmith and City Line, whereas severe delays have been observed on other lines as well. Surrounding roads have been closed and building cordoned off. The appropriate number of damage has not yet been estimated and the situation is yet to come under control.
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