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At Least 6 Dead After Massive Fire At Residential London Building


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A fire that ripped through a 27-story London building due to a fridge explosion has left at least 6 dead. There are 74 more in the hospital, with 20 of those people being in critical condition.

The fire, which could be one of the worst fires in British history, tore through the Grenfell Tower in White City in 15 minutes. Police fear that nobody on the top three floors survived, and six people are known to have died.

Scotland Yard says the death toll is expected to rise significantly. Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police said the recovery operation would be “complex and lengthy”.

Originally built in 1974, the residential tower block had recently undergone a massive refurbishment carried out by private developers.

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