Five people who died in the blaze have been identified and 74 were missing and presumed dead following the devastating blaze in the council-owned Grenfell tower block in west London.
Experts believe the exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly along the outside of the tower in the Wednesday morning blaze that has killed at least 58 people.
The cause of Wednesday’s blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed past year may have been banned by United Kingdom rules. “We must also prepare people for the bad reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire”.
On Saturday night, the Government announced new measures to support those who have lost loved ones, along with members of the emergency services. They feel they have been ignored because they are poor, he said.
Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy demanded that the government and police immediately seize all documents relating to Grenfells renovation to prevent the destruction of evidence that could show criminal wrongdoing. “I really hope it won’t, but it may increase”, he said.
Police say the harrowing search for remains had been paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blacked tower but has resumed.
“I’ve heard stories of heroism, from Christians, from Muslims and from others, looking after their brothers and sisters, their neighbours and doing the job that we expect from this brilliant community because of the fantastic community that is here in this part of London“.
He said the community in north Kensington, west London, was “frustrated and, yes, angry”.
Mrs May said she had fixed a deadline of three weeks for everybody affected to be rehoused locally. Authorities may never be able to identify some of the victims, he said.
Cundy promised an “exhaustive” criminal investigation into the fire that would also look at a major refurbishment of the building completed a year ago.
Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain’s Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard. They say they will also use visual elements like tattoos and scars, in the painstaking process.
The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
Minute’s silence for Grenfell Tower victims is held in Dundee.The tribute is held for Grenfell Tower victims. This year, however, it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood.
The prime minister’s response, characterized as stilted and lacking empathy, and her failure to meet with fire victims during an initial visit to the site amplified complaints on her leadership. Hundreds have been left homeless, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage.