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Grenfell death toll may rise, says coroner

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE death toll from the Grenfell Tower disaster could rise because of smoke and asbestos exposure, the coroner overseeing the inquiry has warned.

Dr Fiona Wilcox called for lifelong screening for those that escaped the fire because evidence suggested many were "exposed to significant smoke inhalation". She said those involved in the clean-up could also be affected.

In a letter to Simon Stevens, the NHS England chief executive, Dr Wilcox said the smoke would have contained "multiple t...