Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Grenfell Tower: Death toll rises to 79
Firefighters shed tears today during a minute's silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze, as the official death toll was raised to 79. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said today that five people had been formally identified and the rest were 'sadly' missing presumed dead.
Mr Cundy said the death toll may still change, but not as significantly as it has in recent days.
The announcement came ahead of a minute's silence around the country at 11am to remember those who lost their lives in the fire in north Kensington last week.