58 presumed dead in London tower fire: Police

- Agence France-Presse, LONDON

Jun 18, 2017-

A total of 58 people are presumed dead after the devastating fire in a London tower block, police chief Stuart Cundy told reporters on Saturday. “We’ve worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well,” he said.

“There are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead.” Of the 58, he said the number of confirmed fatalities in Wednesday’s inferno remains at 30. undy said 16 bodies had so far been recovered from the tower and taken to a mortuary. Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-storey concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments. 

On the figure of 58, he said: “I really hope it won’t, but it may increase.

Published: 18-06-2017 07:54

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