London police department confirm that, not less than 17 people died in a massive fire that overwhelmed a west London block of flats.
However, they warned that, the figure of the dead may rise further.
According to BBC, the fire service said rescuers did not expect to find any more survivors in the smouldering ruins of Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington.
Specialist dogs are to be sent in to search for evidence and identification of people still inside.
Queen of England has said her "thoughts and prayers" are with families.
Nonetheless, people have been desperately seeking news of missing family and friends.
More than 30 people remain in hospital - 17 of whom are in a critical condition.
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, who made a brief private visit to the scene, has promised a full investigation on the fire disaster.