THE POLICE have claimed that the final death toll for Grenfell Tower is seventy one and have for the first time admitted that CCTV showed 223 people escaping the fire.
The number of victims includes baby Logan Gomes, who was stillborn in hospital on 14th June, the day the 24-storey blaze broke out. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said: ‘I have been clear from the start that a priority for us was recovering all those who died, and identifying and returning them to their families.
‘Specialist teams working inside Grenfell Tower and the mortuary have pushed the boundaries of what was scientifically possible to identify people. There was only one way in and out of the tower and (CCTV) footage shows 223 people came out and survived.’
He said not all 223 people were residents, some were visitors, and some residents were not in the tower at the time. In June, the Met had a list of 400 missing people.
Meanwhile, around 227 children from Grenfell Tower and neighbouring blocks are still living in emergency accommodation almost five months after they were made homeless by the fire. In total 320 households are still living in hotel accommodation, the report by the Grenfell Recovery Taskforce adds. Only 26 of the Grenfell families are in permanent accommodation.