Daily Mail: Police say 58 people are now 'assumed to be dead' in the Grenfell Tower inferno as fire investigators use dogs to continue their grim hunt for bodies
* LFB's canine units were sent into the building yesterday along with the MET's urban search and rescue dogs
* The dog units and officers are helping to look for some 58 people who remain missing after the inferno
* Kitted out in high-vis harnesses and boots, the dogs painstakingly helped cover charred floors of the building
* Blaze, thought to have been started by a faulty fridge, engulfed the building, which housed some 600 people
Service dogs have joined the grim search for bodies in Grenfell Tower as police confirmed at least 58 people are missing presumed dead.
Speaking to media outside the west London building today, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said: 'The fire was truly horrific. For me this is just a human tragedy.'
He said that the force has confirmed 30 people are dead and has established that another 28 are missing. He added that he has to 'assume' these people had died.
The commander stressed that this information was based only on the number of people they believe were in the tower when it caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning and the actual loss may be greater.
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WNU Editor: The political impact from this tragedy appears to be starting now .... 'She's adrift': Tories concerned over Theresa May's Grenfell response (The Guardian). What's my take .... tragedies like this one do have a tendency to hurt the government in power .... and there is a lot in this tragedy, including Prime Minister May's response to it .... that is resulting in political blow-back.
Grenfell Fire Disaster -- News Updates June 17, 2017
At least 58 feared dead in London tower fire, PM May admits failings -- Reuters
UK police: 58 confirmed or presumed dead after London blaze -- AP
London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead - police -- BBC
58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire, police say -- ABC News
Theresa May admits response to Grenfell Tower disaster 'was not good enough' after meeting survivors at Downing Street as protestors shout 'May out!' -- Daily Mail
Theresa May: support for Grenfell Tower victims ‘was not good enough’ -- The Guardian
London fire: Grenfell Tower victims take 'demands' to Number 10 -- BBC
Britain's May Meets with Victims of Deadly High-Rise Blaze -- VOA
'We don't know whether to stay or get the hell out': Terrified residents of buildings with the SAME cladding as Grenfell Tower fear for their safety as fire expert calls for 'deadly' tinder box sheets on high rises to be ripped off immediately -- Daily Mail
Fire investigation report into Grenfell Tower inferno may not be made public for YEARS -- Daily Mail
Beware of Blaming Government for London Tower Fire -- Megan McArdle, Bloomberg