>> I'm afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead or missing, and I sadly have to presume are dead.>> A new number of people presumed dead from London's devastating tower fire. And new images, released by the police on Sunday, showing the destruction caused as the ferocious blaze tore through the 24-story social housing block.
The flames gutting the block, reducing living rooms and bathrooms to ash and rubble. Police say the death toll at Grenfell Tower could still change. Of the 79, 5 people have been identified so far. The intensity of the blaze means the names of some of those who perished may never be formally confirmed.
At the weekend, tributes to the victims of the blaze and anger at the authorities. Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that the response to the disaster had not been good enough. Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition Labour leader, agreeing with that but saying government cutbacks are to blame.
>> Sadly, the performance of the local authority and the performance of public services altogether is inadequate. Because they've been so cut and decimated over the past seven years.>> An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire. Looking at a range of factors including a recent exterior refurbishment of the building and fire safety measures.
>> We will be looking at all criminal offenses that may have been committed by any individual or any organization. And where offenses have been committed, I will do everything within my gift to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.