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Witnesses Describe Deadly London Apartment Building Fire04:37
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Smoke rises from a high-rise apartment building on fire in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Matt Dunham/AP)
Smoke rises from a high-rise apartment building on fire in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Matt Dunham/AP)
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Witnesses said they heard cries for help and saw people desperately trying to escape from the windows of a 24-story apartment building in London as it was quickly swallowed up in flames Wednesday morning.

Dozens of people are being treated in the hospital, with at least 20 of them in critical condition. NPR's Frank Langfitt (@franklangfitt) shares the latest with Here & Now's Robin Young.

This article was originally published on June 14, 2017.

This segment aired on June 14, 2017.

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