London: 65 people were still missing or feared dead in a London tower block fire which police said has left 17 people dead with the death toll expected to rise.
When asked on Thursday whether the death toll could exceed 100, London police commander Stuart Cundy said: “I’d like to hope that it isn’t going to be triple figures.”
London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton earlier said urban search units backed by specialist dog teams would scour the building as structural surveyors helped make the tower safe.
The cause of the blaze, the worst in the British capital in a generation, was being investigated. Speaking within weeks of London’s deadliest attack by militants in more than a decade, Cundy said nothing suggested the fire was linked to terrorism.