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Dozens still missing after London high-rise fire

Two women cry as they bring flowers, in the aftermath of the June 14 Grenfell Tower block fire, in Kensington, west London, on June 17, 2017. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens still missing after London high-rise fire

At least 58 people are missing and presumed dead from the massive fire that engulfed a residential high-rise building in London earlier this week, police said on Saturday.

This latest figure includes the 30 people already confirmed dead; 16 of those bodies are being held in a mortuary, including one person who died after being transported to a local hospital. The others have been recovered from the scorched structure, according to Metropolitan Police Service Commander Stuart Cundy.

“The figure of 58 are those who are missing and that we have to presume are dead,” Cundy said at a news conference in London Saturday afternoon. “It might be that some of those are safe and well, but for whatever reason have not reached [out] to let us know. Again, I would urge them if that is you, I don’t care the reason, please, please contact us.” (GMA)

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