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Grenfell Tower fire: Minute's silence observed for the victims of fatal fire

Police have confirmed 79 people are now dead or missing presumed dead

A minute's silence was observed at 11am on Monday (June 19) for the victims of the fatal Grenfell Tower fire.

Members of the emergency services gathered in the shadows of the now burned out tower, bowing their heads as they observed a silence for those who lost their lives.

Metropolitan Police has now confirmed 79 people have died or are missing presumed dead after the fire ripped through Grenfell Tower on Wednesday (June 14).

Members of London's emergency services observe minute's silence(Image: Niklas Halle'n/Getty Images)

Alongside the emergency services, members of the public gathered in front of the many flowers laid in tribute at Notting Hill Methodist Church.

Members of the public observe minute's silence(Image: Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)

Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham Police shared this picture of officers observing a minute's silence.

Across the capital, members of London Fire Brigade paused to remember those who have lost their lives.

London Ambulance Service posted a Tweet to say staff would be observing the one minute silence.

Many people still remain unaccounted for after a fire ripped through the 24-storey tower block on Wednesday, with over 200 firefighters tackling the blaze at its height.

The Metropolitan Police encourage anyone who has concerns about someone they know may have been living, visiting, or staying in Grenfell Tower, who has not yet contacted police, to do so on their Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.

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