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London apartment fire death toll climbs to 58

Some 58 people are missing and presumed dead in the massive fire at the Grenfell Tower apartments on Wednesday, authorities in London said Saturday. Earlier estimates put the death toll at about 30.

The tally may yet rise, said London police Commander Stuart Cundy, as the clean-up and recovery project is expected to take weeks to complete. "As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones," Cundy said. "As the days go on we will also, with the agreement of the coroner, be able to identify others who have died," he added. "As I said before, the fire was truly horrific, and for me this is just a human tragedy."

Protests against Prime Minister Theresa May's response to the fire continued in London Saturday.