London police: 58 people assumed dead in Grenfell Tower fire

At least 58 people are now missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have said.

Of the 58, he said the number of confirmed fatalities in Wednesday's inferno remains at 30.

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. Mohammad Alhajali was initially identified last Thursday by a Syrian solidarity group he worked for.

"I want to hear from anyone who believes that they know someone who may have been living, staying or visiting but has not yet been reported missing to us".

Fire safety experts believe that cladding put on the building's exterior during a renovation previous year was less fire retardant, which may have fueled the blaze.

They said: "We naturally welcome funds for those in need, though this does show once more the tendency to sideline residents' views".

"I know that they are looking at us to save them".

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The UK Press Association reported that 17 people are still being treated in London hospitals, of whom nine remained in critical care on Monday. The officer said that the "awful reality" of the situation is that it may not be possible to identify all the victims because of how charred the bodies are.

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of London on Friday to demand answers over the catastrophic blaze that tore through the Grenfell Tower housing block in west London. The cause of the massive blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that the rain-screen cladding on the exterior of Grenfell Tower may have spread the flames.

Cundy said the search and recovery operation was ongoing in the burnt-out 24-storey tower, which was built in 1974 and had received a major refurbishment that was completed previous year.

"Government is making money available, we're ensuring that we're going to get to the bottom of what's happened, we will ensure that people are rehoused", the prime minister said.

Cundy promised an "exhaustive" criminal investigation into the fire that would also look at the refurbishment.

British Prime Minister Theresa met the families of the victims on Saturday and assured them a total compensation of $6.4 million for emergency costs and for finding homes in nearby locations within three weeks, according to Bloomberg.

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