Six people have been confirmed dead and at least 50 injured after an inferno believed to have started when a fridge exploded ripped through a 27-storey west London tower block in just 15 minutes. Petrified residents were seen throwing themselves and their children out of windows to avoid being burned to death – others made makeshift ropes by tying sheets together. Those who managed to flee said it was ‘like hell on earth’ inside and claimed there was no working fire alarm, sprinklers failed and the only staircase out was blocked.
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