London highrise fire: 58 missing, presumed dead, police say

Fifty-eight people who were in London's Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, United Kingdom police announced on Saturday, raising the death toll in an inferno earlier this week that turned the public housing block into a charred ruin. The number is based on reports from the public and may rise, officials said. We know that there are still bodies of those who died inside the building and we want to return those people to their families as soon as we possibly can.

His family said in a statement that Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family".

If that death toll is confirmed, it would make the Grenfell Tower blaze the deadliest in London since the Second World War.

She said: "Today is a traditional day of celebration". Earlier in the day, the 91-year-old monarch described the country's mood as "somber" but insisted that Britain remained resolute during a hard time.

"This should not be happening in the United Kingdom, this should never happen". "Sadly we do not expect there to be any survivors".

He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday.

There have been demands for answers as to how the blaze was able to engulf the building, trapping many on the upper floors.

London's fire department says that the reason for the subway closure near the high-rise fire disaster is because of a "short-term risk of some debris falling onto the tracks".

Prime minister Theresa May's government earlier sought to quell anger over the disaster, pledging to support the victims after protesters jeered her when she visited residents.

The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower a year ago, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted". "He didn't come with a bunch of police.no one even saw her". "She has the same degree of sympathy and horror at these events that we all have". We are all desperately sad, we are angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected. "I absolutely get why they are angry", he said.

"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 severity and the heat of the fire will mean that it will be an absolute miracle for anyone to be left alive".

Later, dozens of people appeared to push and shove each other outside the town hall.

"What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them".

  • Salvatore Jensen