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Huge blaze breaks out in 18-storey block of flats with more than 100 inside

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A huge block of flats in northern Italy has gone up in flames, with more than 100 residents inside at the time.

The blaze in Milan has completely engulfed the 18-storey building, home to some 70 families.

Dozens of emergency vehicles have been scrambled to the tower block on the city's Via Antonini in the south of the city.

At least 20 residents have been treated at the scene following the blaze which broke out on Sunday evening.

It is believed the fire broke out on the 15th floor of the building.

So far, the cause of the inferno is unknown.

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Video of the scene shows flames and black smoke completely obscuring the building from view.

The tower, which is known in Italian as "Torre dei Moro", or "Tower of the Moors", is surrounded by police, who have tried to keep the crowds at bay.

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Panels on the outside of the building were also totally destroyed in the blaze.

There are no reports of any deaths or serious casualties from the fire, according to emergency services.

The official emergency services Twitter account for Milan tweeted: "Flames under control, our teams are advancing from the inside to the upper floors of the building. There are 15 vehicles used."

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