June 18, 2017 / 7:59 PM / in 4 months

Number of people assumed dead in London tower block blaze to rise: police

LONDON (Reuters) - Police said on Sunday the number of people assumed to have died in the London tower block fire was likely to rise from its previous 58, adding they would provide an updated figure on Monday.

The burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower are seen in North Kensington, London, Britain, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

“The number of people missing, but as yet unaccounted for, has risen from yesterday’s figure of 58,” London police commander Stuart Cundy said in a statement on Sunday.

“The figure will be higher,” he said. The figure of 58 includes 30 confirmed fatalities.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Andrew Roche

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