Thick black smoke can be seen over the City of London as a huge fire burns at a tower block.
Footage shows flames coming from one of the upper floors of the Crawford Building – also known as the Relay Building, on Whitechapel High Street.
It is not yet known what caused the blaze or if anyone inside the block of flats has been hurt.
At least 33 calls have been made over the inferno in Aldgate, as a witnesses reported panes of glass falling hundreds of feet onto the ground beneath.
A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: ‘Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters are dealing with a very visible fire on Whitechapel High Street.
‘Please avoid the area if possible. Follow this account for the latest information.’
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