Blaze guts Antwerp tower block

One person is fighting for his life after an Antwerp high-rise block of flats was entirely gutted by fire last night. Scores of residents had to be evacuated from the housing block as a result of the spectacular blaze.

Fire broke out on the 16th floor of the Silvertop Towers on the Antwerp orbital ring road on Saturday night. Residents on the 16th floor and higher floors were evacuated.

Numerous spectators were attracted to the scene.