12 killed as fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block

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Twelve people died and over 50 people were hospitalized after a huge fire ripped through a 24-storey London apartment block early on Wednesday, according to emergency services.

A 27-storey tower block on Latimer Road in west London has been engulfed in a horrifying blaze, with reports saying people have been trapped in flats.

London Ambulance said 30 people are receiving hospital treatment. According to the latest report, Grenfell Tower around 30 adjacent flats have been evacuated by police.

 24-storey tower block on Latimer Road engulfed in horrifying blaze

Footage on social media shows the building engulfed in fire, with flames stretching over a number of floors.

Earlier, Metropolitan police tweeted that A40 is closed in both directions to allow emergency services access to the scene.

The massive fire has engulfed the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington from the 2nd storey to the top floor, the London Fire Brigade has tweeted.

At least 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters have been called to the Lancaster West Estate tower block fire.

According to Metropolitan Police‏, residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block fire in North Kensington. A number of people being treated for a range of injuries.

The tower block is on the Lancaster West Estate, between Latimer Road Underground station and Westfield's White City shopping centre.The apartment block was built in 1974.

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