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00:25  19 june  2017
00:25  19 june  2017 Source:   Sky News

Grenfell Tower Fire Deaths: 58 People Missing And Presumed Dead

  Grenfell Tower Fire Deaths: 58 People Missing And Presumed Dead 58 people are missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster, Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said. “The fire has been truly horrific, and for me this is just a human tragedy,” Commander Cundy told reporters in west London on Saturday. © PA “Yesterday afternoon, following expert advice... we had to pause that search and recovery. I am pleased to say that as of this afternoon, we are now back in Grenfell Tower.“We’ve worked tirelessly to deal with the huge number of calls to our casualty bureau. Over 6,000 calls have been received into centres up and down the United Kingdom.

Video: Footage emerges from inside fire-ravaged tower. Footage has been released which shows the " indescribable " damage caused by the Grenfell Tower blaze. The images, released by the Metropolitan Police, reveal how entire flats were gutted in the fire on Wednesday morning - with

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Footage has been released which shows the "indescribable" damage caused by the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Grenfell Tower Fire Deaths: 58 People Missing And Presumed Dead

  Grenfell Tower Fire Deaths: 58 People Missing And Presumed Dead 58 people are missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster, Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said. “The fire has been truly horrific, and for me this is just a human tragedy,” Commander Cundy told reporters in west London on Saturday. © PA “Yesterday afternoon, following expert advice... we had to pause that search and recovery. I am pleased to say that as of this afternoon, we are now back in Grenfell Tower.“We’ve worked tirelessly to deal with the huge number of calls to our casualty bureau. Over 6,000 calls have been received into centres up and down the United Kingdom.

New photographs and footage taken from inside Grenfell Tower have revealed the devastation caused by the inferno which ripped through the high rise. Commander Stuart Cundy said the fire damage witnessed by specialist teams inside Grenfell Tower verged on ' indescribable '.

The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable , which is why this will be such a Hero fireman reveals the mantra that firefighters used while tackling the Grenfell Tower blaze that saved lives. What remains of the inside of Grenfell Tower (Photo: London Metropolitan Police).

The images, released by the Metropolitan Police, reveal how entire flats were gutted in the fire on Wednesday morning - with rubble strewn across floors.

Burnt objects including baths, ovens, washing machines, and what looks to be an exercise bike, can be made out in the footage, filmed in one of the few rooms safe enough for specialist crews to access following the blaze.

Another photograph shows two elevators blackened by smoke - with Commander Stuart Cundy warning: "We must prepare people for the terrible reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire."

Investigators now believe that the number of people missing and feared dead has risen beyond Saturday's estimate of 58.

Commander Cundy added: "Today, police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing.

Grenfell insulation withdrawn by firm

  Grenfell insulation withdrawn by firm The insulating product used to clad Grenfell Tower before a disastrous fire will no longer be used on high-rise buildings, the manufacturer has said.  Celotex, which manufactures the RS5000 insulation boards used in the block's rainscreen cladding, says it is ceasing supply of the product in buildings over 18m tall immediately.The firm had previously advertised on its website that "Celotex RS5000... is suitable for buildings above 18m".The inferno at 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington left 79 dead or missing presumed dead.Nine victims have so far been formally identified.

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"I have always said I will be accurate about what I know, so the next figure of those presumed dead and missing will be released tomorrow, Monday, 19 June.

Dozens were killed in the Grenfell Tower blaze © Other Dozens were killed in the Grenfell Tower blaze "The figure will be higher but I do not wish to speculate on that number today.

"I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us.

"There is also a real possibility that there may be people in the building that no one knows are missing.

"I want to hear from anyone who believes that they know someone who may have been living, staying or visiting but has not yet been reported missing to us.

A set of fire-ravaged lifts can be seen in this image released by police © Other A set of fire-ravaged lifts can be seen in this image released by police "We are not interested in your reasons for not telling us sooner, we just want to understand as best as we can who may still be inside the building."

Grenfell insulation withdrawn by firm

  Grenfell insulation withdrawn by firm The insulating product used to clad Grenfell Tower before a disastrous fire will no longer be used on high-rise buildings, the manufacturer has said.  Celotex, which manufactures the RS5000 insulation boards used in the block's rainscreen cladding, says it is ceasing supply of the product in buildings over 18m tall immediately.The firm had previously advertised on its website that "Celotex RS5000... is suitable for buildings above 18m".The inferno at 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington left 79 dead or missing presumed dead.Nine victims have so far been formally identified.

Video showing the devastating inside of Grenfell Tower. Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy said on Sunday the conditions inside the tower due to the fire damage “verge on the indescribable ”. Although all floors have now been searched by crews

Detectives investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower have today released their first images and footage from inside the building. The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable , which is why this will be such a lengthy operation taking weeks to complete.

He pledged to continue with the Met Police's "wide ranging and exhaustive" investigation into whether anyone is criminally responsible for the fire and repeated his appeal for material which may help the inquiry.

The latest victim to have been confirmed dead in the fire was 23-year-old Mohammad Alhajali.

Family liaison officers have been deployed with 52 families, including those with critically ill relatives as well as those whose family members have died.

Police have released this image from just outside the fire-ravaged tower © Other Police have released this image from just outside the fire-ravaged tower The 58 who were estimated to have died on Saturday included the 30 who have been confirmed dead.

Eighteen patients remain in hospital after the fire, including nine who are in critical care, NHS England has said.

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Some 27 high-rise residential blocks have failed fire safety tests because of the cladding used on them.  The Government said the towers are in 15 council areas as ministers scramble to prevent another possible fire tragedy in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.The local authorities affected include Manchester, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Hounslow, Brent and Camden.Test results are being sent to local landlords and fire services, with councils to decide on what course of action is needed and to inform residents.

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