Water is sprayed on Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. Seventeen people have died and more are feared dead after a huge fire destroyed the tower block in north Kensington. See PA story FIRE Grenfell. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire

Police have said the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 30, including at least one person who was taken to hospital but later died — and the number is expected to increase.
At least 24 people remain in hospital, including 12 in critical care, said Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Mr Cundy said: “I’m able to say at this point in time at least 30 people have died as a result of this fire.”
He said the bodies have been taken to a morgue, but added that more bodies remain in the building following the fire, saying: “Sadly we do not expect there to be any survivors.”
On the cause of the fire, he said an investigation would take weeks, but added: “There is nothing to suggest at this time that the fire was started deliberately.”
More than 70 people are believed to be unaccounted for …
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