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London tower fire death toll rises to 79

London tower fire death toll rises to 79

Representatives of the London Fire Brigade and emergency services observe a minute silence outside Notting Hill Methodist Church for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire in London, Britain on June 19, 2017. Police said Monday the number of dead or missing in the London Grenfell Tower fire has increased to 79. (Xinhua/Ray Tang)

LONDON, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Police said Monday the number of dead or missing in the London Grenfell Tower fire has increased to 79.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said a major investigation will be carried out into the fire which swept through the 24-floor tower block on Wednesday.

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]