London blaze Death Toll Rises to 30

Friends and family of Jessica Urbano, 12, who has been missing since the fire, near Grenfell Tower on Thursday. Credit Facundo Arrizabalaga/European Pressphoto Agency

London—The death toll on 24-story London Grenfell block reached 30, the authorities confirmed on Friday. The detail accounting of total number of victim is impossible because of the nature of the incident.
The blaze broke out on Wednesday morning and the number of death toll rising gradually.

The BBC assumed that the toll could rise to 76. “Sadly, we may not be able to identify everybody,” said Stuart Cundy, a Metropolitan Police commander. He however guesses that the death toll could not reach up to 100.

Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William have visited a sports place on Friday that has been changed into a place of grieving and support for victims of the fire and their keens. Prime Minister Theresa May also reached a hospital treating some of the injured, and made plans to return to the site of the fire.

As of Friday morning, a total of two dozen patients remained in four hospitals, 12 in critical condition. The security personnel said they were using dental records, fingerprints and DNA samples to find out the victims.

Published on: June 16, 2017 9:16 pm

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