Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

The authorities have been working on the scene since the tower caught fire on Wednesday

Friday, June 16, 2017

Frantic searches for people missing following the Grenfell Tower fire continue two days after the incident.

Dozens are believed to be unaccounted for, and police are worried the fire will have ensured some might never be found.

30 people are confirmed to have died in the incident. From within the tower itself, six bodies have been recovered and 11 more have been located, but are unable to be removed.

Police fear the number of dead rising into the triple figures.

Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy gave a statement on the death toll of the fire.

He said: "For those of us down there, it's pretty emotional. I hope it’s not triple figures, but I can't be drawn in on the numbers.”

The first victim of the fire has been named as Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali.

Theresa May has announced a public inquiry into the tower inferno.