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Police say many people have been injured in the fire, which broke out at around 1 AM on Wednesday.

Firefighters are struggling to extinguish a huge blaze in a high-rise apartment building in London.

Police say many people have been injured in the fire, which broke out at around 1 AM on Wednesday.

40 fire engines and 200 firefighters are battling the blaze from the building which is more than 20 stories high.

The London Ambulance Service said they have taken 30 patients to five hospitals.

British media quote witnesses as saying that there are still people trapped inside. Media footage shows the entire building is engulfed in flames, and its walls are badly burned.

The building’s outer walls have reportedly collapsed, and the neighborhood is being evacuated.

The firm managing the apartment building says the high-rise was built in 1974, and contains 120 apartment units.

The building underwent refurbishment in recent years.

Source and image: NHK
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