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London Fire Still Blazing With 30 People Taken To Hospital

It's been confirmed a number of people have died in a massive fire that’s engulfing a London apartment building.

At least 200 firefighters and 40 engines are on the scene of a huge fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, near Notting Hill, in West London.

According to a BBC witness, nobody would have been able to escape above the third floor of a burning London council 27-storey apartment block.

Jody Martin was describing the distressing scene at a west London tower block which was engulfed in flames early on Wednesday around 1am.

"I have watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window on the - also on the west side of the building hearing screams. People screaming," he said.

An unknown number of residents are trapped inside the block of 120 apartments which is home to about 200 people.

The ambulance service said at least 30 people have been taken to hospital, and a number of people are still trapped inside.

The fire almost entirely engulfed Grenfell Tower in the London suburb of North Kensington from the second storey up to the 27th, with dramatic pictures posted by the fire brigade showing huge tongues of flame licking up the side.

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