Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire

58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire

The Grenfell Tower housed about 600 people in 120 apartments.

Residents had raised concerns about the fire safety of the building prior to the blaze.

The association did not use the same insulating material as that which was reported to be used in Grenfell Tower, it added. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a r.

The death toll in the Grenfell Tower disaster now stands at 30 - but at least 69 people are still missing and police say they do not expect to find any more survivors.

With anger mounting over the government's handling of the blaze, May met residents from the Grenfell Tower and vowed to personally oversee the recovery as protesters gathered to demonstrate in the streets around her residence for a second day. "I absolutely get why they're angry". And it said handover took place when the completion notice was issued by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea building control.

"For those of us that have been down there, it's pretty emotional, so I hope it is not triple figures, but I can't be drawn on the numbers".

Experts said the intensity of the fire that raged for hours at the 24-story building will make naming victims an extremely hard and slow process.

A huge fire started at the 24-floor Grenfell tower high-rise block in North Kensington on Wednesday, engulfing the entire building and trapping nearly 120 families inside. Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll.

When asked about the search, Mr Cundy replied that the officers had gone "all the way to the top" of the tower, and explained that the first phase was a visual search.

"As recent awful events in London and Manchester have brought to light, Blue Light workers do an extremely challenging job, encountering hard and traumatic situations", he said. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable", the group said after the fire broke out, according to the Associated Press.

May announced £5 million, or $6.4 million, in aid to help victims of the Grenfell Tower fire pay for emergency supplies like food, clothing and other items.

"They have been left with nothing - no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives", the prime minister said in a statement Friday.

She says "the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".

Forensic experts said the fire at Grenfell was so hot it could be compared to a cremation, which is going to make it hard to identify those who lost their lives.

"We will listen very carefully to any additional safety recommendations or advice from the authorities as a result of the London fire and are standing ready to take any necessary actions around any lessons to be learned". This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars. They paid their respects before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the observance of the queen's birthday.

On Thursday, the Queen paid tribute to the "bravery" of firefighters who battled the fire and praised the "incredible generosity" of volunteers offering their support.

She said Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester. Hundreds have been left homeless, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage.

Protesters demanding justice after the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno have attempted to storm the upper office floors of Kensington Town Hall. The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building.

The prime minister was pictured through a long lens camera being briefed by senior figures of the emergency services visiting the site but not meeting any of the residents.

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