Presumed death toll in London tower blaze rises to 79


The fire engulfs the Grenfell Tower apartment building.

"I've heard stories of heroism, from Christians, from Muslims and from others, looking after their brothers and sisters, their neighbours and doing the job that we expect from this brilliant community because of the fantastic community that is here in this part of London".

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The Prime Minister has become the target of anger over her response to the disaster, which has left 58 people presumed dead. He said it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead.

Earlier, a sign at a Tube station said that the service suspension was because of the "safety" of nearby Grenfell Tower, suggesting structural concerns.

But that figure could change, he said.

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Releasing a tranche of footage showing the aftermath of the blaze, Mr Cundy said: "Today, police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing". He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately.

Khan said images of the 1970's building being ravaged by fire "should be forever seared into our nation's collective memory".

Prime Minister Theresa May met Saturday at 10 Downing Street with the families of some of the victims, along with volunteers and community leaders from the North Kensington neighbourhood where the building caught fire. "We'll get to the bottom of this", she said. At least 30 people have been killed, hundreds of others have been left homeless and dozens of others are missing.

"The terrible reality is that, due to the intensity of the fire and the devastation within Grenfell Tower, we may not be able to identify everyone who died", he added. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II struck a mournful tone in an address to mark her official birthday Saturday, remarking not only on the blaze at the high-rise building but also on the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

But she added that because victims had been subject to a "very intense fire" that will made some of the identification "very difficult". Before that, Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester. This year, however, it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood.