The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire on the night of June 14 is now 79. This figure could rise further.

The inferno that spread through the 24-floor block of apartments in the west of London was a tragedy that could have been prevented if greater care had been taken by the builders and the authorities responsible for the building.

The occupants had been advised that in case of fire they should stay put, as any fires would be extinguished quickly and firebreaks would protect them. As a result of this advice many occupants, especially on the higher floors, were trapped and killed by smoke or fire.