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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, june 14th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." in my 29 years being a firefighter, i have never, ever seen anything of this scale. >> breaking news. several people are dead and dozens hurt after a london high-rise erupted into flames. according to rwitnesses, residents tied sheets together while others begged for wall. >> just like a water fall on the side. >> they were called for help. >> this morning the building
continues to smolder with concerns it could collapse. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, early this morning a massive fire engulfed an apartment building in london. fire officials say several people are dead, but the scale of the disaster is still unclear. >> at this time i am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities. i cannot confirm the number at this time due to the size and complexity of this building. >> the 24-story building contains 120 homes and nearly every floor of the building was affectedet affect affected. at least 50 people were taken to hospitals. neighbors say they could hear
people crying inside the building with people doing anything they could do to escape. >> it is about a five-minute walk away and we could hear people screaming help me, help me and adjusting their phone lights to let people know they were there. >> the gren well tower is located in london and that's where jonathan vigliotti is this hour. good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. we're about a block away. from where we stand, we can feel the mist of the firefighters' hoses. you can see the smoke billowing from the building. the fire his being put out. you see the firefighters on the inside trying to douse those flames from within. just a short while ago, amazing
video with firefighters pulling out a survivor six hours after this fire. it started according to police before 1:00 this morning. many people in this building, families. we spoke with one girl, 16-year-old. she told me she was woken up by her father. they managed to escape through the fire well. the firefighters were telling people to initially stay inside their apartments and put towels under the door to prevent smoke from getting in. initially it was centralized to one apartment on the fourth floor but within an hour it quickly spread throughout the entire building. firefighters told those inside to put things over their head, any material and try to escape. down here on the ground people watched all of this from the safety of the street. people on the inside on the top
floors with flames behind them as they dangled out windows trying to get attention with clothing, any kind of means from firefighters, persons on the ground. one person i spoke with said she saw somebody trying to jump out the window to get to safety. those who managed to make it out are now at a community center. we have seen countless people crying as they desperately trying to reach those inside. one woman breaking down in tears saying her family and friends were inside. she still has not heard from them. still no word what caused this fire. it appears to have started in one apartment on the fourth floor, but we don't know why it all so quickly escalated to the entire building. firefighters, about 200 of them remain here on the scene. we hear an occasional explosion from the fires crackling inside the apartments as they try to desperately continue to contain the situation. anne-marie. >> jonathan, i can see behind
you flames in the windows still burning. the building lacks utterly destroy and from some of the shots, i can see the residential area. there are other shortser buildings surrounding it. is there a concern this structure could come down? >> reporter: it's a good question. there is a concern structurally it looks incredibly unsafe. police have cordoned off several blocks surrounding this complex. the train station that surrounding the billiuilding ha been closed off. from where we are, we see inside where the firefighters have been going. firefighters still remain here on scene which leads us to believe as we look at this that it is structurally safe enough for firefighters to continue to carry out that work, but, of course, that concern about the safety of this building, whether or not it could collapse, a looming threat and a concern for those in this medial area. >> all right.
jonathaning you're going to continue to cover this story. we'll see you a little later on on "cbs this morning." thank you so much for the update. jonathan vigliotti in london. an american college student who has been serving a 15-year prison term in north korea is home in ohio this morning. but there are concerns about his health. otto warmbier arrived in cincinnati last night. his parents are in the hangar. he has been in a coma. he was arrested after being accused of trying to steal a poster. they claim by holding interest in his empire he's violating constitutional restrings on taking gifts from foreign leaders. it's the largest group of lawmakers to sua president in u.s. history. the law requires the president to get the concept of congress
before accepting gifts. attorney general jeff sessions said it was a detestable and appalling lie to suggest that he was aware or participated in any collusion between the trump campaign and russia. many more than two hours of testimony before the senate intelligence committee, sessions was pressed on his conversations with the president and the firing of james comey. weijia jiang is in washington. good morning, weijia. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. it was clear some of his former senate colleagues were not buying it. >> i have never met with or had any conversation with any russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the united states. >> reporter: during 2 1/2 hours of testimony, attorney general jeff sessions insisted he has not had any inappropriate
contact with russians or interfered with the investigation. >> i recused myself from any investigation into the campaign for president, but i did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scirolous allegations. >> mr. comey said there were matters with respect o the recusal that were problematic and he couldn't talk about them. what are they? >> i -- that -- why don't you tell me. there are none, senator wind. >> at times, sessions seemed to feel the pressure. >> i'm not able to be rushed this fast. it makes me nervous. >> reporter: focus briefly shifted to talks that they considered firing robert mueller who's leading the investigation.
sessions insisted he would play no role in his dismissal. >> i wouldn't think that would be appropriate for me to do. >> reporter: the white house said late tuesday night president trump has no intention of letting go of mueller even though the president, quote, has the right to. arguing he could not talk about their private conversations even though the president never ored silence around this hearing, which he could have done through executive privilege. anne-marie? >> weijia jiang in washington. thank you so much, weijia. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll talk with john dickerson, cbs news chief correspondent and moderator of "face the nation" about sessions' testimony. jury deliberations resume this morning in the sexual assault trial of bill cosby. as he was leaving the court cosby mimicked one of his characters, fat albert.
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our top stories this morning. an unknown number of people were killed when a massive fire engulfed an apartment building in london. >> at this time, i am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities. i cannot confirm the number at this time due to the size and complexity of this billing. >> the fire broke out early this morning, and it spread quickly. some residents could be seen screaming for help. the 24-story building contains 120 homes and nearly every floor of the building was affected. at least 50 people have been taken to area hospitals. the tower is located in west london, and the cause of the
fire is not known. an american college student who has been serving a 15-year prison term in north korea is home in ohio this morning. otto warmbier arrived in cincinnati last night, but his parents say he has been in a coma since his trial. warmbier was convicted in march of last year after admitting he had tried to steal a propaganda poster. and attorney general jeff sessions said it was a detestable and appalling lie to suggest that he was aware or participated in any collusion between the trump campaign and russia. he testified yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley discussed it with john dickerson, cbs correspondent and "face the nation" anchor. >> i think you have to look at it in terms of three different investigations in terms of the robert mueller investigation.
actually sessions said that was a worthwhile useful investigation because it looked at russia interfering with the general election. the second was this issue of collusion, russia plus the trump campaign. this was the series of questions where attorney general session got quite heated. that was where he was most forthright and forceful in defending himself. then the third question was the question of disruption. attorney general didn't say anything. he was exerting not executive privilege but something short of it but basically nottancing the question. >> the attorney general declining to answer many questions. whatwhe where does that go? >> he's asserting executive privilege which the pr did not. congress might have to hold him in contempt. the republicans are running congress, so they might not do
that. the courts would have to work it out. but for right now, he's not talking much and there are other officials who aren't as well. >> so far to go. john dickerson will be watching sunday on "face the nation." thanks. coming up on "cbs this morning" on this flag day, we'll meet an army veteran on a mission to expose people who make up their military service for personal benefit. and the case of a 19-year-old high school student in new york arrested by federal immigration officials last week just hours before his prom. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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breaking news a mass i have inferno in london, flames engulfing this huge apartment building where we're learning there are several fatalities. bill cosby does his fat albert voice as jury deliberations are set to continue, reason the team is optimistic this morning. heat wave comes to an end but don't be fooled it will be hot outside this is a live look from our parkway central library camera, we will tell you how different today will feel. it is wednesday, june 14th good morning i'm jim donovan. aim rahel solomon. lets check with forecast with kate i and traffic with meisha >> good morning. happy hump day. right into this week we are looking outside and guess what we're starting out with. >> construction. >> there is a lot of it