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79 People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

For police, fire and emergency crews inside the tower, "it is incredibly emotional working in there," Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Stuart Cundy says.
A photo released by the Metropolitan Police shows a view of an apartment in the Grenfell Tower, which was devastated by a fire last Wednesday. / Getty Images

"I'm afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead" or presumed dead in London's Grenfell Tower fire, Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Stuart Cundy said Monday morning, in an update on the huge fire that overtook a 24-story building last week.

"Sadly, for many

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