British police say the number of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London may be slightly lower than the 80 previously estimated. Picture: AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File

London — British police say the number of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London may be slightly lower than the 80 previously estimated.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Tuesday that the final figure might "come down a little." He says so far 60 victims have been formally identified.

Police also say they will consider manslaughter charges against individuals over the blaze. The force has previously said it has "reasonable grounds" to suspect local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in connection with the fire in the public-housing block.

The June 14 blaze began in a refrigerator in an apartment at Grenfell Tower before racing through the 24-story building.

Cundy says detectives are also investigating eight cases of fraud involving people who claimed to have relatives or property in the building.

Associated Press