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Children Tossed From Windows In 'Unprecedented' London Apartment Inferno Claiming 12 Lives — Death Toll Expected To Rise

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Twelve people died in a huge fire that engulfed a massive West London apartment building on Wednesday, and authorities expect the death toll to rise.

According to police, the inferno ripped through the 20-plus-story Grenfell Tower on the edge of the affluent Notting Hill neighborhood.

The local fire department was alerted just before 1 A.M., and flames could be seen for over 10 hours after the London Fire Brigade arrived.

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CNN reports that 74 people have been treated at six hospitals, 20 of which are in critical condition.

Witnesses reported seeing residents jump from the tower, and desperate parents throwing children and babies out of their windows.

One witness recalled a mother tossing her baby out the window on the ninth or 10th floor to safety, telling the AP:

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