London Fire 58 people presumed dead, Police say death toll may rise

The figure reportedly includes the 30 already confirmed to have died in the incident which occurred on Wednesday.

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People look at floral tributes for victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire that have been left outside the Notting Hill Methodist Church in west London, on June 17, 2017 play

People look at floral tributes for victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire that have been left outside the Notting Hill Methodist Church in west London, on June 17, 2017

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British Police have said at least 58  people are now missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster.

According to BBC, the figure includes the 30 already confirmed to have died in the incident which occurred on Wednesday.

Commander Stuart Cundy was quoted as saying that the number "may  increase", adding that the "significant" recovery operation is likely to take weeks.

"As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones," he added.

He also urged any of the survivors of the fire to let authorities know they are safe.

The report said there could be around 70 people missing.

The search of the tower was paused on Friday, June 16, due to safety concerns, but has now resumed, Commander Cundy said.

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