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Police Raise Death Toll From Grenfell Tower Fire

"Sadly, at this time"

Police Raise Death Toll From Grenfell Tower Fire

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London police have raised the number of confirmed or presumed dead to 58 from the Grenfell Tower fire.

It includes the previously announced figure of 30, as well as some of the 600-odd residents who were in the building and are yet to be discovered or accounted for.

London's police commander Stuart Cundy confirmed the news, also suggesting the number could still yet rise.

"Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing," he said.

"Therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead."

Cundy also confirmed the police would consider prosecuting anyone if there is evidence of wrongdoing in the tower's renovations, which is under investigation.

The building was lined with a flammable cladding in a renovation last year.

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