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Family says Grenfell Tower fire victims can now be 'laid to rest' as number of victims formally identified rises to 67

The family of three females - one just three months old - said it has been a "very distressing time"

Metropolitan Police has released a statement on behalf of the family of three Grenfell Tower fire victims as they confirm the number of people formally identified has risen to 67.

Amal Ahmedin, 24, Amna Mahmud Idris, 27 and Amaya Tuccu-Ahmedin, who was just three-months-old, have all been formally identified.

In a statement the family said: "This has been a very distressing time for us as a family, but we are relieved that Amal, Amaya and Amna have been identified following the tragic fire.

"They will now be laid to rest.

"We would like to thank everyone who has helped us since the fire.

"We have nothing further to say at this time and would appreciate it if our privacy was respected at this time."

Coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox has formally identified 67 people, 31 of whom have not been named at the request of their families.

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