NATIONAL: Eyewitnesses tell of horrific scenes at London tower block inferno

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Eyewitnesses have described the horrific scenes as fire engulfed the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in London.

They spoke as details of the tragedy in North Kensington where firefighters are still fighting to put out the blaze began to unfold.

The blaze spread rapidly

The blaze spread rapidly

The Leader of Portsmouth City Council has reassured tenants living in the authority’s high-rise buildings as investigations continue into the London tragedy.