The number of people killed in the Grenfell Tower disaster has risen to 79 – but that figure could still change, police say.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said five people had been formally identified – but the “awful reality” was that some victims may never be identified.

He said the death toll may still change – but not as significantly as it has in recent days.

“I believe there may be people who were in Grenfell Tower that people may not know are missing and may not have realised they were in there on the night,” he said.

“Equally, there may be people who thankfully managed to escape the fire and for whatever reason have not let their family and friends know that they are safe.”

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