At Least 65 People Missing in London Fire

At Least 65 People Missing in London FireAt Least 65 People Missing in London Fire

The Sun newspaper on Friday listed 65 people who it said 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," Reuters reported.

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. Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze in a west London hospital on Friday, after being criticized for failing to meet residents of the block earlier.

May spent almost an hour speaking to patients and staff at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She had been widely criticized on Thursday when she went to the scene of the fire to meet members of the emergency services who had tackled the blaze, but did not speak to local families directly.

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