Family, friends share anguish over missing residents after tower block fire

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 14, 2017) (UK POOL) – Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday (June 14), killing at least six people and injuring 70 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept.

Flames raced through the high-rise Grenfell Tower block of apartments in the north Kensington area after taking hold around 1 a.m. and witnesses reported some residents screaming for help from windows of upper floors and others trying to throw children to safety.

Family and friends of people missing in the fire have been trying to find their loved ones since news of the blaze broke.

Fire-fighting crews still have to reach the top four floors of the building where several hundred people live in 130 apartments.