Police have confirmed that the family that were missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower fire have been found, reports the Daily Mail.

The Khudair family of five lived 'halfway up' the tower block and were reported missing by Catherine Lindsay, a tutor who was teaching them English.

The fire took the lives of at least 79 people, and the Khudairs were thought to be among the casualties. However, after Rawan, one of three daughters, spoke to the Independent, it became clear that they were safe and unharmed.

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The family had fled Syria to escape war, settling in Grenfell Tower. They say the community during the aftermath of the tragic event has been 'very nice'.

The death toll resulting from last week's fire the at tower in West London has now risen to 79, Metropolitan Police have presumed. Five victims have been formally identified while a further 74 are missing and presumed dead.

Metropolitan police commander Stuart Cundy said: "Sadly, as of this morning, I am afraid to say there are now 79 people who we believe are now dead or missing and we have to presume they are dead."

He added: "We must also prepare people for the terrible reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire."

Metropolitan police commander Stuart Cundy. Credit: PA

Speaking of the conditions inside the block, Cundy commented that they were 'indescribable', which is why the task is likely to take several weeks to complete.

The whole thing hurt many people, including firefighters who were emotionally scarred by the ordeal.

One left a heartbreaking tribute to the victims apologising for their hard work 'not being enough'.

The unknown emergency worker placed the bouquet of flowers on a wall of condolence close to the the Kensington tower block.

The handwritten message read: "We've never worked harder. We gave everything. Sorry it wasn't enough."

It was signed-off: "firefighters x."

Firefighters were on the scene of the blaze within six minutes of the first call. In total, more than 500 emergency service crew members - including around 300 firefighters - were called to the scene of the blaze in the early hours of last Wednesday morning.

Source: Daily Mail and The Independent

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Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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