Police say 58 people are now ‘assumed to be dead’ in the Grenfell Tower inferno

Service dogs have joined the grim search for bodies in Grenfell Tower as police confirmed at least 58 people are missing presumed dead.

Speaking to media outside the west London building today, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said: ‘The fire was truly horrific. For me this is just a human tragedy.’

He said that the force has confirmed 30 people are dead and believe another 28 are missing who they have to ‘assume they are dead’.

The commander stressed that this information was based only on the number of people they believed were in the tower when it caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning and the actual total may be greater.

  • ntt1

    The building core must be concrete which means the sole reason for the fire spread was plastic window frames and flammable exterior paneling.
    There needs to be charges laid and all decision makers held liable for their poor planning.
    but the residents were allowed to live in a third-world way, refusing the installation of sprinklers due to intrusion , and filling the escape stairwells with old furniture mattresses and garbage. in a way the racism of low expectations caused the tragedy by allowing these people to make life or death decisions

    • Clink9

      I some of the lovely welfare buildings in Toronto, the inmates have been known to stuff a mattress in the elevator, light it up, and hit the buttons.

  • Literally Hitler

    Who knew a fridge could explode? In related news, carry-on fridges are now banned from commercial flights.

    • tom_billesley

      I have my doubts about the refrigerator story. My guess is a Ramadan meal was left on the stove.

    • WalterBannon

      Only in the EU where they use flammable isobutane as a refrigerant gas instead of inert CFCs, all because it is supposed to save the planet from global warming…

      Product safety means less than green religion.

    • canminuteman

      I have read that in modern “environmentally friendly” refrigerators, they use butane as a refrigerant, so anything could happen at that point.

      • WalterBannon

        correct. they are crazy in the EU

  • Hard Little Machine

    Don’t be so sure. Poor people are hard to track. They could be in prison or living with someone else or not motivated to tell anyone where they are or that they’re not dead. They will have to count each body to get a body count.

    • Bataviawillem

      They may be not be motivated to tell they are not dead, but comes check day they will be there.

  • ed

    London welfare housing has a massive migrant illegal sub-letting fraud , huge illegal multiple over occupation huge illegal ID sharing death toll probs 2-3 hundred [ MOST INDIGENOUS BRITS LOOKING ON JUST THINK wtf ! HAS HAPPENEND TO MY COUNTRY

    • Gary

      The 9/11 slaughter by muslims was assumed to have at least 400 more deaths that what was accounted for because illegals worked as cleaners
      or delivery couriers that were in the building at the time of both attacks.

      Relatives feared reporting the deaths because they too were illegals and didn’t want to be deported.

      But what’s with the dogs. All they need to do is watch for a set of teeth that doesn’t have a human attached to them. Teeth don’t burn in fires .

      • Clink9

        The dogs will tell them where to dig for the teeth.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    The missing and dead seem to almost entirely foreign, the vast majority Muslim. Apart from the fire, it is shocking that there was a high rise full of foreign Muslim welfare scroungers living in London. Are all the high rises in London full of Muslims? Well , they do have a Muslim mayor. I guess London has officially turned into a Muslim 3rd world shithole. And the Muslims in London seem to angry about this. They wanted to take over the city and keep their shitty culture, but are now angry about it.

    • tom_billesley

      If any social housing apartment becomes vacant, asylum seekers are at the head of the queue. The cumulative effect is islamization.

    • Clink9

      Toronto has lots of apartment buildings all muzleem. Sometimes you can tell at night because they like to mount cheap 4 feet fluorescent lights on the wall.

  • tom_billesley

    Some remains may never be identified, as illegal sub-letting of social housing is not uncommon.

  • WalterBannon

    58 less muslims

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      There were about 4 old white people in the building, poor souls.

      (I’m not saying I wanted the Muslims to die–I just want them to go back to their homelands, )