It took seventy firefighters in south London to battle this massive fire that consumed one of western Europe’s largest mosques.
The Baitful Futuh mosque, in Morden, fire started about midday and ten fire engines arrived on the scene.
A man has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, but community leaders have said they do not believe anybody else was affected.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
Shocked onlookers gathered opposite the mosque, watching a dark plume of smoke billowing out of the building’s roof before they were ushered behind a police cordon.
The fire was reported by a member of the public just after midday.
The enormous building sits on a 5.2acre site and can hold 10,500 people. At the time of the fire, however, only a handful of worshippers were inside, and were quickly evacuated.
Nobody was at prayer when the fire broke out.
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