Presumed death toll in London tower blaze rises to 79

Providing an update on the situation Monday morning, police said that the death toll may rise further. 16 bodies have been recovered from the Tower and taken to a mortuary. "Nowadays, we would not dream of building towers to the standards of the 1970s, but their inhabitants still have to live with that legacy".

"During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need", the queen said in a statement.

Over the past few days, another five people who had been reported missing in the fire have been found to be safe and well, Cundy said, saying he's "so grateful" for the news. One opposition lawmaker urged the Conservative government and police to immediately seize all documents related to the tower renovation.

He says it may be necessary for numerous outmoded tower blocks built in the 1970s to be demolished because of safety concerns. "I would like to reassure everybody that we will be looking at all criminal offences that might have been committed by any individual or any organisation", Cundy said. He expects the operation to last "many, many weeks".

Ms May today announced a $NZ8.8 million fund following meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego, reporting from west London, said there has been a lot of distress in the area at the slow release of information and the perceived lacklustre response by the authorities.

Touching members of the royal family has been historically reserved for only handshakes, but the prince was so moved by the story of 78-year-old Fatima Jafaria, a distressed woman who was reportedly desperate to find her husband who was trapped in an elevator during the time of the fire, that the royal embraced her instead.

"I believe there may be people who were in Grenfell Tower that people may not know were missing and may not have realized they were in there on the night".

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Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased.

Minute's silence for Grenfell Tower victims is held in Dundee.The tribute is held for Grenfell Tower victims.

Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city already plagued by a chronic housing shortage.

Protesters gathered around Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall on Friday as anger boiled over in London after claims that earlier renovation work may have been responsible for the dramatic spread of the blaze.

The family of five - thought to be Syrian - were caught up in the blaze which tore the 24-storey building in north Kensington last Wednesday.

Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fuelled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims.

Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers. There is ample food and water, but very little privacy or proper bedding.

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