Grenfell death toll continues to rise as police investigate tragic fire

During a press conference yesterday, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said that the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has climbed to 58. “I really hope it won't but it may increase,” he added.

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The Metropolitan Police announced on Saturday that the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire in London has risen to 58. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said that if evidence is found, the people responsible for the tragedy will be held accountable.

Cundy added: “The current number of fatalities is at least 30. The figure of 58 are those that are missing and I have to assume are dead... That number 58 may change. I really hope it won't but it may increase.”

Grenfell Tower after the fire Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

“Our focus has been on those that we know were in Grenfell Tower,” Cundy continued. “However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there.” According to the police commander, as many as 400 people were initially reported missing when the building went up in flames but the number has since decreased.



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