Death toll for London fire rises to 79, may change

An investigative report into the disastrous Grenfell Tower fire may not be made public for years

Tottenham MP David Lammy has also called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents, and said fear of a potential cover-up is growing.

"I have always said I will be accurate about what I know, so the next figure of those presumed dead and missing will be released tomorrow, Monday 19 June".

Cundy said the police investigation into the blaze would look at the building and its refurbishment in 2016 and vowed to prosecute people "if there is evidence".

'It is really important that we are clear about the scale of the challenge facing us as our teams search Grenfell Tower to recover those people still inside and return them to their loved ones.

"His dream was to be able to go back home one day and rebuild Syria".

Railway tracks run in front of the charred remains of the Grenfell Tower block in Kensington, west London, on June 17, following the June 14 fire at the residential building.

"The bad reality, as I've said before, is that due to the intensity of the fire and the devastation within Grenfell Tower that we may not be able to identify everybody that died", Cundy told reporters.

The fire ripped through the high-rise early Wednesday.

Afterwards a man representing the group, who did not give his name, told reporters they would make a full statement "in the community ".

Two British officials said Sunday that new exterior cladding used in a renovation of the high-rise may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

"Within the community, trust in the authorities is falling through the floor and a suspicion of a cover-up is rising", said Lammy, who lost a close friend in the fire.

On Sunday, investigators released photographs and video footage showing what's left of the inside the 24-storey apartment building that was engulfed in flames in the early morning hours of last Wednesday.

Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of the roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across Britain to assess their safety, while an opposition lawmaker urged the government to quickly secure documents in the Grenfell renovation for the criminal probe.

She also noted that an emergency fund of more than $6 million has begun to be "distributed on the ground so people can buy clothes, food and other essentials".

Ms Cotton added that it might be "some days yet" before firefighters could say they have reached everyone in the building. She also said she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood.

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