A massive fire engulfs a 27-story apartment building in western London early Wednesday. (Photo/Agencies)
There have been "a number of fatalities" in a massive fire that engulfed a 27-story apartment building in west London early Wednesday, local fire chief said.
A massive fire engulfed a 27-story apartment building in west London early Wednesday as around 30 people have been taken to hospitals following the blaze.
TV images showed the outside of the building totally blackened, with many window frames deformed. Heavy smoke is still billowing into the air, flames still raging almost five hours after police received the first report of the fire.
Xinhua correspondent at the scene said he could smell the burning smell and saw police helicopter hovering above.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called the fire a "major incident." (more)