London tower block fire death toll reaches 79


London's Metropolitan Police confirmed Friday that at least 30 people died in this week's fire which swept through a residential tower block in west London.

Cundy said although the building had been subject to a full provisional search "we must now carry out a full forensic and systematic search".

It is really hard to describe the devastation the fire caused.

The British Metropolitan Police on Sunday released new images from inside the Grenfell Tower, which was gutted in a massive fire last week.

The toll in the London fire that destroyed a 24-storey block apartment in north Kensington rose to 79 on Monday, The Independent reported.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was "extremely appropriate" for a nation-wide discussion about "laws to protect residents", and the NSW government was making sure that "if there are any buildings at risk they're dealt with as soon as possible".

Earlier on Saturday Prime Minister Theresa May met victims of the blaze at Downing Street, amid criticism she had not seen them in the immediate wake of the tragedy.

Controversy is also erupting over the Grenfell Tower's exterior cladding, with two British ministers saying the cladding used in a recent renovation may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

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A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said.

"Police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing", Cundy said while releasing a footage showing the aftermath of the fire.

Five people who had been missing following the fire at Grenfell Tower have been found "safe and well".

He said only five people had been formally identified so far by police.

“When the truth comes out about this tragedy, we may find that there is blood on the hands of a number of organizations, ” Lammy said.

In a message to mark her official birthday, she said: "Today is traditionally a day of celebration".

She also says she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood and has established a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the tower families.