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17 Jun 2017

BREAKING NEWS: 58 Missing People Inside The #GrenfellTowerFire presumed dead

Police said the nearly 60 people still missing after this week's fire are presumed dead. UK Prime Minister May has come under withering attack for initially meeting with local officials but failing to meet with victims.


British police said on Saturday that 58 people were now assumed to have died in this week's blaze at the Grenfell Tower block. 

"Sadly at this time, there are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and, therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead," Commander Stuart Cundy told reporters, adding that the figure could change.

The death toll had previously stood at 30 and officials Saturday added that it will likely take weeks for all the bodies to be recovered and some may never be identified.

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to quell growing anger over a deadly high-rise London fire by announcing Saturday a financial aid package to help victims with housing, food and clothing.

May was rushed away from a meeting with local officials on Friday under heavy police protection as protesters shouted "Shame on you" and "coward" for failing to meet with victims of the tragedy. Nearby, hundreds of people stormed a local town hall calling for justice.

Local anger began building Wednesday as the 24-story residential Grenfell Tower block caught fire and was consumed by licking flames in a matter of minutes.

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