79 People Are Believed Dead In London’S Grenfell Tower Condominium Fire : The 2-Manner : Npr

On the same morning Cundy delivered his update on the fire, a moment of silence was observed in honor of those it has affected.
79 People Are Believed Dead In London’s Grenfell Tower Apartment FireEnlarge this image toggle caption AP AP”I’m afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead” or presumed dead in London’s Grenfell Tower fire, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Monday morning, in an update on the huge fire that overtook a 24-story building last week.
For police, fire and emergency crews inside the tower, “it is incredibly emotional working in there,” Cundy said.
Search and recovery crews have been working in the tower since last Wednesday’s fire.
Cundy said it was hard to describe what he saw when he went into the building on Saturday.

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