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79 people feared dead in London high-rise fire

79 people feared dead in London high-rise fire

British authorities said Monday that 79 people were now confirmed dead or missing after the June 14 London high-rise fire that has infuriated the British public and placed pressure on the government of Prime Minister Theresa May.

And just hours after the fire broke, Ms Lindsay desperately appealed for information of their whereabouts. Attention has focused on materials used during the renovation process completed previous year.

"His family is being supported by liaison officers from the Metropolitan Police", Cundy said.

All the images were taken in units where police know that everyone inside has been accounted for.

"I believe there are 79 people that are either dead, or missing, and sadly I have to presume are dead", Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy told reporters.

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll.

He says tower residents who survived fear a cover-up will keep the truth from coming out.

Meanwhile, the Home Office said it was making arrangements for the family of one of those who died in the fire to travel from Syria to Britain for his funeral.

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The new total may change as the investigation continues, Cundy said. She also says she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood.

"It is hard to escape a very somber national mood", the queen said in a statement to mark her official birthday - an occasion that typically does not result in any public comments from the monarch.

In a television interview on Friday, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood. Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage. "The work to search the building is challenging, but naturally could never be done quickly enough for those now having to live with the uncertainty of knowing where their loved ones are". British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims.

Many survivors are sleeping on the floor in community centers and there's still no coordinated distribution of donated food and clothing.

The leader of the council facing intense criticism over its handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster has insisted there is an "effective" relief effort on the ground.

Two neighbouring Tube lines are to be partly suspended into a second day amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks. Clement's Church near Grenfell Tower.

"The prime minister is very aware that people want answers promptly and we want to get this going promptly, so that's our intention", the spokeswoman said.


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