Grenfell Tower fire: Death toll rises to 79

The number of people dead or missing and presumed dead from the Grenfell Tower tragedy has risen to 79, the Metropolitan Police said.

  • Police said the death toll may still change, but not as significantly as in recent days, amid fears some of the victims may never be identified
  • A minute's silence was held at 11am to remember the victims
  • Images and footage from inside the tower has been released, showing the extent of the damage caused by the blaze
  • Grenfell Tower residents will be given payments of at least £5,500
  • PM due to chair a meeting of the Grenfell Tower Taskforce on Monday afternoon
  • On Sunday, Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn said the fire was a "preventable accident" caused by years of "mistakes and neglect" from officials

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