Scepticism persists over Grenfell death toll despite Met's final figure

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Rumours about hundreds of victims quickly took hold after blaze, and mistrust of officials remains potent

In the fraught days after the Grenfell Tower fire in June, controversy over the official number of dead worsened already tense relations between officials and residents.

A day after the fire, the death toll released by the police stood at 17, and the next day it jumped to 30, at a time when a quick count of the photographs of the missing stuck to the walls and fences surrounding the building suggested the real number was much higher.

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