"I do anticipate the number of fatalities will sadly increase", said Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Mundy.
"Our absolute priority for all of us is identifying and locating those people who are still missing", Cundy said before declining to comment on speculation about the likely final death toll: "It would be wrong for me to get into numbers that I do not believe are accurate".
Some parts of the tower were unsafe for firefighters to enter Thursday, so the fire department worked with structural engineers to shore it up so crews could conduct thorough searches for victims, Cotton said. Police expect the death toll from Wednesday's fire to rise, and sniffer dogs are searching the burnt out tower block for bodies.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent more than 200 firefighters to the scene yesterday, after it received reports of a fire at 12.54am on Wednesday morning. Salah Chebiouni (45) who escaped from his ninth-floor flat with his wife and two children, said he was in his kitchen when "I saw fire outside my window".
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"It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this bad event".
May said an inquiry, which is an official review of government action, was needed to ensure "this awful tragedy is properly investigated".
A group of Grenfell Tower tenants had expressed building safety concerns in several blog posts over recent years, decrying power surges in the high-rise and "dangerous living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation" in November. London Mayor Sadiq Khan faced demands from clearly furious locals for speedy answers and action when he toured the area.
Newham Council has denied that a tower block in Canning Town is a fire risk after it emerged it had a similar type of cladding to that of Grenfell Tower.. Relatives also told Italian media that the couple had assured their family in Italy in phone calls that they would be rescued, since suffocating smoke made it impossible to go down the stairs. Cladding was added during the recent renovations.
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According to People, Adele was on hand at the site of the massive Grenfell Tower fire, which left nearly 20 dead and injured almost 75 (casualties are expected to rise). I feel very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did.
The outside of the 24-story building had a polyethylene core, instead of a more fireproof mineral core, which was installed during the refurbishment.
Emergency accommodation had been provided to 44 households affected by the fire.
"We will cooperate with the relevant authorities and emergency services and fully support their enquiries into the causes of this fire at the appropriate time", it said.
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The presenter pleaded with people to "keep this spirit" and focus their energies on other local charities who need the help.
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