London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police – BBC News

London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police – BBC News

Police fear that figure may increase, as the search of Grenfell Tower resumes.

A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said.
Commander Stuart Cundy said that number “may increase”. The BBC understands it could be around 70 people in total.

The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats, which was briefly stalled due to safety reasons, has resumed and could take weeks, he said.

Residents caught up in the fire have condemned the “chaotic” relief effort.

Commander Cundy appealed for anyone who managed to escape from the building to let authorities know they were safe.
Of the resumed search, he said: “As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones.”

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