London Police confirm 12 people dead in highrise fire

The London Metropolitan Police confirm that the number of dead in the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 12.

Gary Willig ,

Grenfell Tower apartment building goes up in flames in London
Grenfell Tower apartment building goes up in flames in London
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London Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy confirmed that the number of deaths from the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 12, and that the death toll could rise even farther.

The fire began just before 1:00 a.m. Wednesday on the 23rd floor of the 24 story North Kensington apartment building.

The building was home to some 120 families.

Police said that it there would most likely be no clear answer regarding the cause of the fire for some time.

“It is likely to take some time before we are in a position to confirm the cause of the fire.”



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