Conspiracy theorists have provoked outrage on Twitter by suggesting the Grenfell Tower fire proves the September 11 terror attack was an 'inside job'.
The tower in Ladbroke Grove erupted in flames at around 2am this morning and the fire continues to rage. The Met Police has confirmed six people are dead and fire crews remain at the scene.
A number of people have said the tragedy shows the flaws in the official version of what happened on September 11, 2001, when two of the World Trade Center buildings collapsed a short time after being hit by planes and erupting in flames, and a third collapsed later in the day.
The theorists suggest that, because the 'twin towers' collapsed after a much shorter fire than the one witnessed in West London this morning, this proves that the iconic buildings were in fact brought down by a controlled explosion - a common theory among those who believe the 9/11 attacks were carried out by US actors.
However these comments have brought a swift and sharp response on Twitter, with critics suggesting they are insensitive, offensive and wide of the mark.