London tower toll rises to 79

London tower toll rises to 79

Photo released by Metropolitan Police in London shows what's left of an apartment inside of Grenfell Tower in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2017.

He said it will take "weeks or longer" to recover and identify all the dead in the social housing building that was left charred and gutted by the devastating blaze.

"Equally, there may be people who thankfully may have managed to escape the fire and for whatever reason have not let their family or friends or police know", police commander Stuart Cundy told reporters yesterday.

Floral tributes and messages for the victims of Grenfell Tower are seen in London, Britain, on June 16, 2017.

"Thankfully, due to all the work we have been doing over the last few days, we have located five people who we feared dead and are in fact safe and well". The package is also to include a commitment to ensure that all who lost their homes are re-housed as soon as possible near where they lived, temporary accommodation is paid for and that all victims are consulted during a public inquiry into the fire.

Cundy said although the building had been subject to a full provisional search "we must now carry out a full forensic and systematic search".

"We've worked tirelessly to confirm the number of people who we believe were in the tower on the night and, at this time we can not assume they are safe and well", he said.

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He removed India's top three batsmen-Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Kohli (5). "Hopefully all countries will now visit Pakistan ", he said.

Corbyn, who unlike May was quick to meet local residents and was praised for showing empathy, led calls for the government to drop its cuts - demands that Hammond said he was listening to.

Two of the dead have been confirmed as 24-year-old artist Khadija Saye and Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali (23).

Cundy gave Alhajali's name at the press briefing.

"Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home", the Syrian Solidarity Campaign said in a statement.

Mr Cundy said the police investigation into the blaze would look at the building and its refurbishment in 2016 and vowed to prosecute people "if there is evidence".

One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May on Saturday, adding that a team would go to the area to answer questions from residents. "It will also be a subject that the criminal investigation will be looking at".

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond today indicated that flammable material suspected to have been used was most likely banned in the UK.

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