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Grenfell Tower Fire Death Toll After Apartment Block Inferno

Of the 79 people dead and missing presumed dead after the Grenfell Tower disaster, only five have been formally identified. 

Police said that they have also identified five people who were believed to be missing but are actually “safe and well”. 

“The awful reality, as I have said before, is that due to the intensity of the fire and the devastation within Grenfell Tower, that we may not be able to identify everybody that died,” Commander Cundy said.

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    In a statement, his family said: “Our family are devastated at receiving the news that Tony sadly did not survive the fire at Grenfell Tower.

    “Tony leaves behind a large family, his wife, sons and grandchildren, including one grandchild he will never get to meet.

    “We miss him terribly, and are pulling together as a family and trying to stay strong under these tragic circumstances. We ask at this time that our family are left to grieve in private.” 

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    The 24-year-old was understood to be on the 20th floor with her mother Mary Mendy, 53, when the blaze broke out. It is not yet known if Mendy was able to reach safety.

    Family friend and Labour MP David Lammy tweeted his grief on Friday morning, calling her death a “tragic loss” and stating his heart was breaking.

    His wife Nicola Green, a portrait artist who had been mentoring Saye told the Evening Standard she last heard from her at 3am on Wednesday when she was Facebook messaging because her phone would not work. She said: “She was saying she just can’t get out and ‘Please pray for me. There’s a fire in my council block. I can’t leave the flat. Please pray for me and my mum.”

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    Abufars Ibrahim, 39, died in the fire, the Met Police have confirmed. 

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    A 52-year-old woman has been formally identified. Her family do not wish her name to be released publicly at this stage. 

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