A massive fire at a London high-rise apartment building killed at least six people as the blaze tore through the 24-story tower, twisting its facade and sending dozens to the hospital. Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said the death toll was likely to increase “during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days. The fire charred most of the 120-apartment Grenfell Tower, located in the city’s Kensington section, as trapped occupants cried for help and pajama-clad residents escaped at around 1:30 a.m. local time Wednesday. Black smoke creeped up the building — burning from the second to the top floor — and stretched across the city’s skyline as dawn broke. “We saw the people screaming,” said Nassima Boutrig, who lives… Next »
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