Grenfell Tower final death toll 71 lives lost as result of fire

Investigating officers have recovered and identified the final two bodies from the tower and do not expect to find any more.

Among the dead were a mother who was found clutching her baby daughter. Her husband and another of their children also died in the fire, while a third child survived.

on Thursday they had identified the final two people who died as 71-year-old Victoria King and her 40-year-old daughter, Alexandra Atala.

“We were devastated to hear of our sister Vicky’s fate and that of her daughter, Alexandra, in the Grenfell Tower tragedy,” their relatives said in a statement.

“Some comfort can come from the knowledge that she and Alexandra were devoted to one another and spent so many mutually supportive years together. They died at each other’s side and now they can rest together in peace. We will remember them always.”

Stuart Cundy, the Metropolitan police commander who is overseeing the investigation, said: “The human cost and terrible reality of what took place at Grenfell Tower affects so many people. Our search operation and ongoing investigation is about those people.

“I cannot imagine the agony and uncertainty that some families and loved ones have been through whilst we have carried out our meticulous search, recovery and identification process.”

The Met police said on Thursday the tragedy “should never have happened”. The force is conducting a criminal inquiry and officers have told survivors there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect Kensington and Chelsea council and the organisation that managed the tower block of corporate manslaughter.

The following victims have been formally identified in agreement with the Coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox.

– A 23-year-old man, Mohammad Alhajali;

– A 24-year-old woman, Ya-Haddy Sisi Saye, also known as Khadija Saye;

– A 65-year-old man, Anthony Disson;

– A 39-year-old man, Abufars Ibrahim;

– A 52-year-old woman, Khadija Khalloufi;

– A 52-year-old woman, Mary Mendy;

– A 77-year-old man, Abdeslam Sebbar;

– A five-year-old boy, Isaac Paulos;

– A woman, Sheila;

– A 26-year-old woman, Gloria Trevisan;

– A 27-year-old man, Marco Gottardi;

– A 29-year-old woman Berkti Haftom;

– A 32-year-old woman Zainab Deen;

– A 61-year-old man, Hamid Kani;

– A 13-year-old boy, Yahya Hashim;

– An 82-year-old man, Ali Jafari;

– A 68-year-old woman, Majorie Vital;

– A 12-year-old girl, Jessica Urbano Ramirez;

– A 35-year-old woman, Nura Jemal;

– A two-year-old boy, Jeremiah Deen;

– A 20-year-old man, Yasin El Wahabi;

– A 44-year-old man, Hashim Kedir;

– A 12-year-old girl, Firdaws Hashim;

– A 45-year-old woman, Deborah Lamprell;

– A 65-year-old woman, Sakina Afrasehabi;

– A 50-year-old man, Ernie Vital;

– A 56-year-old man, Denis Murphy;

– A 63-year-old man, Raymond Bernard;

– A 12-year-old boy, Biruk Haftom;

– A 27-year-old woman, Amna Mahmud Idris;

– An eight-year-old boy Mehdi El-Wahabi;

– A 15-year-old girl, Nur Huda El-Wahabi;

– A six-year-old boy Yaqub Hashim;

– A 24-year-old woman, Amal Ahmedin;

– A three-year-old girl, Amaya Tuccu-Ahmedin;

– A 78-year-old woman, Ligaya Moore.

– A 71-year-old woman, Victoria King

– A 40-year-old woman, Alexandra Atala

A total of 32 other people have been formally identified but have not been named at the request of their families.

Inside burned remains of Grenfell Tower
Inside burned remains of Grenfell Tower

Members of 320 households affected by the fire are still living in hotel accommodation, including more than 200 children from the tower and its neighbouring blocks.

Officers conducted a full fingertip search, examining 15.5 tonnes of debris on each floor supported by forensic anthropologists, archaeologists and odontologists.

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