Grenfell fire latest: 79 dead | London

The number of people dead and missing presumed dead after the Grenfell Tower disaster has risen to 79, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said.

Five of those 79 people have so far been formally identified, Commander Cundy added – the rest are missing presumed dead.

NHS England said 17 patients are still being treated in four London hospitals. Of these, nine are in critical care.

Six critical care patients are being treated at King’s College Hospital.

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