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  • London fire: Death toll rises to 30; fears it could climb over 100

    London: The death toll in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower here nearly doubled to 30 today amid fears that it could climb to “triple figures”, even as Scotland Yard launched a criminal investigation into the cause of one of the worst fire tragedies in the country.

  • London fire: Firefighters douse blaze, 17 killed

    London: The death toll in a devastating fire that engulfed the 24-storey residential block in west London rose to 17 today, even as many people were still unaccounted for with police saying there was little chance of finding any survivors from the smoldering building.

  • 12 dead in London inferno: Here is what we know so far

    London: At least 12 persons were confirmed dead and many were reported missing on Wednesday in a major fire that engulfed and consumed a 24-storey apartment complex in west London housing hundreds. “I can confirm twelve fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days. Many others are receiving medical care,” Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said.

  • Twelve confirmed dead in London inferno, toll may rise

    London,  At least 12 persons were confirmed dead and many were reported missing on Wednesday in a major fire that engulfed and consumed a 24-storey apartment complex in west London housing hundreds. “I can confirm twelve fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days. Many others are receiving medical care,” Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said.

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    Underground fire near India House in London put out

    London: An electrical fire in a tunnel beneath a pavement in central London near to the Indian High Commission building was today put out after more than 36 hours. Some 5,000 people were evacuated when police declared a major incident in Kingsway in Holborn on Wednesday. About 50 firefighters remain at the scene as engineers continue to work to restore power to 400 customers.

  • Fire in Kingsway London

    2000 people evacuated after massive fire in Kingsway, Central London

    London: More than 2,000 people were evacuated today from buildings in central London as toxic smoke filled the streets after an underground fire near London School of Economics. Firefighters said power cables had started a fire beneath the pavement in Holborn and they could not put it out until the current was switched off.