World The Latest: 30 confirmed dead in London high-rise fire

15:11  16 june  2017
15:11  16 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the London fire (all times local) ___ 8: 30 a.m. London Ambulance Service says 50 people have been taken to five hospitals following a major fire in a high - rise residential building.

Posted 3:01 am, June 14, 2017, by CNNwire, Updated at 06: 30 AM, June 14, 2017. London ’s Metropolitan Police Service tweeted Wednesday that six people were confirmed dead . Death toll rises to 17 in London apartment tower fire .

A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-story building Wednesday morning. London firefighters combed through the burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with pressure building on officials to explain the disaster and assure that similar buildings around the country are safe. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)© The Associated Press A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-story building Wednesday morning. London firefighters combed through the burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with pressure building on officials to explain the disaster and assure that similar buildings around the country are safe. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON — The Latest on the London tower block fire (all times local):

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Live: Six dead , more than 70 injured in blaze at London high - rise . Our latest statement in relation to the #NorthKensington fire on #Latimerroad this morning #GrenfellTower 10.54 am: London Ambulance Service confirm 30 patients have been taken to five hospitals.

«» Fire swept through a high - rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday, June 14, 2017, killing an unknown number of people and sending dozens to hospitals. More than 200 firefighters battled the flames, which engulfed the 24-story building.

12:30 p.m.

London police say the number of victims has increased to 30 in the fire that engulfed a high-rise building.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Friday that 24 people are being treated in the hospital, including 12 in critical care. The number of victims is expected to grow.

Authorities say they've examined original location of fire and there is no indication it was started deliberately

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11:05 a.m.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William have arrived at a west London site where community groups have gathered supplies for those affected by the tower fire disaster.

The queen is meeting with volunteers Friday.

The monarch has expressed her sympathies to families of victims of the blaze that ripped through the 24-story building, killing at least 17.

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Fire swept through a high - rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday, killing at least NEWSLETTERS. Receive the latest national-international updates in your inbox. London police confirmed that six people had died, but said that figure is expected to rise amid a multi-day recovery.

The Latest on the London fire (all times local): 11:20 a.m. ___ 8: 30 a.m. London Ambulance Service says 50 people have been taken to five hospitals following a major fire in a high - rise residential building.

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10:00 a.m.

Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London are searching frantically for their loved ones, as the police commander in charge of the investigation says he hopes the death toll will not rise to three figures.

Firefighters searching the smoldering ruin in west London have recovered six bodies from the 24-story Grenfell Tower, while 11 others have been located but cannot yet be removed from the gutted structure.

Families searching for their loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters searching for answers, and sorrow is quickly turning to anger over whether recent building works were properly done.

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to speculation that the number of dead could exceed 100, saying: "From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't."

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