Desperate residents are building ropes from sheets in an attempt to escape from their windows as a huge inferno engulfs a tower block in west London.   The ‘horrendous’ blaze has struck the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, White City, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The fire has spread from the second floor to the roof of the enormous towering block, with 200 firefighters struggling to bring it under control.

Panicked residents trapped high in the enormous tower were heard screaming for help as they tied bed sheets together in an attempt to reach the ground. One neighbor said he believed someone had jumped from the block. The residential tower holds 120 flats, with two of the residents being treated for illness from smoke inhalation. Terrified residents in their pajamas have been evacuated as police are pushing people away from the area for fear the block will collapse as debris has started to fall from the tower.  READ MORE