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London Fire Death Toll At 30 And Rising

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

The death toll from London’s Grenfell Tower fire soared to 30 Friday, and the number will probably keep climbing, according to police.

“We know at least 30 people who have died …  Sadly, we do not expect there to be any survivors,” Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy told the press Friday. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, including entire families, and there are 24 injured people still in hospital.

Police expect the number of confirmed casualties to soar during the investigation of the fire, with projected death count reaching as high as 100.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William offered their support Friday and visited a sports arena that was transformed into a place of memorial.

It is still unclear what caused this tragedy, and police are still investigating the situation. “We as the police have started an investigation, I mentioned when I was down at the scene this morning that one of our very senior investigating officers is leading that for us,” said Cundy.

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