Pictures showing the huge fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London, killing at least 12 people, dominate the front pages.
The Scotsman says the catastrophic fire has prompted action from Scottish authorities to ensure that their high-rise residential blocks are safe.
The Times reports that dozens of people are feared dead in one of Britain’s worst fire disasters after the inferno swept through the London tower block, which had been the subject of repeated warnings that it was unsafe.
Likewise, the inferno that engulfed a tower block, killing at least 12 people, could become one of the biggest fire tragedies in British history, amid claims it was a “disaster waiting to happen“, reports The Telegraph.
Advice given to the residents of the 24-storey, 68-metre high Grenfell Tower block told them to stay inside their flats and close the door if a fire broke out elsewhere in the building, says the i newspaper.
The Daily Mail writes that ministers were warned numerous times over the cladding that turned the Grenfell Tower into an inferno but ignored the advice of fire experts. The paper prints claims that the Home Office was handed a “damning” report after hundreds of residential tower blocks were surveyed in the 1990s – but did nothing.
According to the Daily Express, a local community leader, working to locate victims, has claimed “nobody who lived on the top three floors survived” the fire, which started just before 01:00 on Wednesday.
A mum who shared a harrowing broadcast from inside the Grenfell Tower blaze on Facebook Live is still missing along with her two young daughters, reports the Daily Record.
The Scottish Sun quotes survivors who told how they fought through black smoke to escape via the central stairwell, which was “littered” with bodies.
The Daily Star prints the images of 13 people who are missing following the fire and reports how Grenfell Action Group said in November “only a catastrophic event” would expose the safety issues in the building.
The death toll from the devastating tower block fire in west London is expected to rise as investigators trawl through the wreckage in the search for other victims, according to The Courier.
Flames tore through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in North Kensington overnight, leaving people trapped on upper floors – some holding babies out of windows and others jumping from their flats, says The Herald.
Some bodies have been recovered from the smouldering remains of the block, which contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people, writes The National.