Death toll in Grenfell Tower fire rises, May announces public inquiry

According to The Sun, it is estimated that the death toll of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London has reached 65 people, although the official number remains 17. Yesterday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced a public inquiry.
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After British Prime Minister Theresa May announced a public inquiry on the Grenfell Tower fire, today (Friday), The Sun reported that the death toll in the disaster has reached 65.

While the police continue to identify the victims, there are different reports about the number of deaths and the identity of the victims. The police say that they may not be able to identify some of the missing persons. When asked whether the number of victims could reach a 100, Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Cundy said: “I’d like to hope that it isn’t going to be triple figures.”

“It is right that…we do have a full public inquiry to get to the bottom of this,” May stated. “People deserve answers. The inquiry will give them.”

As reported yesterday by JOL, new footage of the giant fire was revealed. A woman trapped on the Grenfell Tower in London during the massive fire broadcasted her efforts to escape the burning building live on Facebook.



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