Final death toll from Grenfell Tower fire put at 70

Police believe the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire is 70.

The Metropolitan Police said all those who died in the blaze in west London five months ago have been recovered and identified.

A baby, Logan Gomes, who was stillborn, has been recorded as a victim of the fire.

Commander Stuart Cundy said: "The human cost and terrible reality of what took place at Grenfell Tower affects so many people.

Grenfell Tower victims: where they were found
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"Our search operation and ongoing investigation is about those people. Tragically, that night, 70 children and adults died and a baby was stillborn.

"My thoughts, and those of all my colleagues in the Met Police are with all those who lost their loved ones, those who survived, the local community and all those who live with this tragedy every day."

In the immediate aftermath of the blaze 400 people were listed as missing.

Police said footage showed 223 people escaping the fire, while others were not at home on the night of June 14.

Mr Cundy said police had undertaken a "meticulous" search, recovery and identification operation.

He said: "Specialist teams working inside Grenfell Tower and the mortuary have pushed the boundaries of what was scientifically possible to identify people."

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