41 flats in Hornchurch were evacuated following an explosion yesterday.
10 fire engines and 72 firefighters, as well as police and ambulance crews, attended the incident at the Bridge Point building.
Four people have been treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the blast has not been confirmed.
One woman has died and another has suffered life-changing injuries following a hit-and-run incident in Hounslow yesterday morning.
The driver of a black Range Rover was arrested shortly afterwards.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information.
Victims' rights campaigner Jill Saward will be remembered in a funeral service today.
Jill was the first rape victim to waive her anonymity after being attacked at her father's vicarage in Ealing in 1986.
The service will be held at Lichfield Cathedral.
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