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Dozens feared to be still inside Grenfell Tower

17 June 2017 National News

Dozens of people are still believed to be inside Grenfell Tower, according to new figures released by police today.

Commander Stuart Cundy said 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower on the night of the blaze are missing and presumed dead.

In his latest update on the recovery operation, Mr Cundy said a search of the burnt out building in North Kensington had resumed after a brief pause because of fears about the safety of the structure.

As he warned that the death toll could rise further, he identified a first victim as 23-year-old Mohammed Alhajali.

Mr Cundy said: “Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing, and therefore sadly, I have to assume that they are dead.”

Mr Cundy said video and photographs from inside the tower would be released on Sunday.

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