London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for a complete amnesty for any illegal immigrants who lived in Grenfell Tower

At least 79 people died after the 24-storey tower in West London caught fire last week.

One of the reasons for the authorities inability to get an accurate death toll is because some of the victims are too frightened to come forward and get help.

LBC’s Senior Reporter Vincent McAviney explains: “Some of the residents are undocumented migrants or are people who were living in the tower illegally – and they’re worried that is their status is looked into, they’ll be prosecuted.

“The probelm (sic) with this is that without working out exactly who was inside, an acurate (sic) death toll can’t be known and secondly, the people that did survive can’t be rehoused or helped in any way.”

(One resident said) “Unless everyone is completely sure that this will not get you into trouble with your immigration status, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your landlord, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your benefits, people aren’t going to come forward.”

From the comments: “if you let the illegal people to be rehoused you will see a load of flats & houses being set on fire.”