At least 12 dead in massive London high rise fire

LONDON - London's Metropolitan Police say 12 people have died in the devastating fire that engulfed a west London apartment block. 

While details are still scant about the victims in the London apartment building fire, some witnesses report seeing children being dropped out of windows in efforts to save their lives.

Joe Walsh, 58, said he saw someone throw two children from a window at the fifth or sixth floor. "I don't know where they landed because I was on the other side," he said.

Student Tiago Etienne, 17, said he spotted about three young children being dropped from an apartment higher up.

   Earlier, witness Samira Lamrani said she saw one woman dropping a baby from a window, and that a man ran forward and managed to grab the baby.

Between 400 and 600 people live in the building.

Some 70 people are being treated in hospitals after a massive fire set a 24-story apartment block in west London ablaze overnight.

 

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