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Final death toll of Grenfell Tower is confirmed as 71

The devastating blaze spread rapidly through Grenfell Tower on June 14, leaving 71 people dead (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in London in June is 71, police said on Thursday (16) after five months of painstaking search and recovery operations. The devastating blaze spread rapidly through Grenfell Tower on June 14, with 293 people inside as the only escape route became filled with smoke. Seventy people died in the fire, London’s Metropolitan Police said after the force concluded its “mammoth search and recovery operation”. The final two victims to be formally identified have been named as 71-year-old Victoria King and her 40-year-old daughter Alexandra Atala.…

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