Met Police have confirmed that at least 30 people have died in the Grenfell Tower blaze and more bodies are still inside the building.
More than 70 people are believed to be unaccounted for as hopes for many families continue to fade two days after the fire broke out. A fire official has told reporters that the investigation continues and they are not prepared to comment on the cause of the blaze. Neither police nor fire officials have given any hint as to how the fire started, although a man who lived on the fourth floor told his neighbours that the blaze began in his flat when his fridge exploded.
Commander Stuart Cundy says it will take “some time” for specialists to fully search building to make sure the remains of every victim are recovered. He said the death toll will increase and no survivors are expected to be found. He said “the building itself is in a very hazardous state” and the recovery work will be carried out “as swiftly” as possible.