58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire

58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the 120-apartment building.

“There are two separate questions”.

London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead.

Of the 58, he said 30 were confirmed dead.

The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats has resumed and could take weeks, Cundy explained and May said she expected to announce the name of the judge for a public inquiry within the next few days.

“The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance”, a spokesman for the three royals at Kensington Palace said. Cundy said emergency workers have now reached the top of the tower.

“My heart goes out to those affected”, Cundy said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already called on the government to conduct an investigation into reports that Gavin Barwell, the former housing minister who was recently appointed as the Prime Minister’s adviser, had failed to OK a fire safety review request he had received.

Grenfell Tower itself is 120 flats”. A new sign was put up, removing that detail.

Following the meeting, Mrs May released a strongly-worded statement in which she said on-the-ground support for families in the immediate aftermath of the blaze “was not good enough”. At least 58 people are believed to have died in the blaze.

The Hammersmith and City line, which runs along the same track and stops in that part of west London, was also partially suspended.

The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers have revealed.

The company behind the renovation also reportedly used banned, flammable cladding on the building’s exterior to cut costs and make it more aesthetically attractive for neighbors in the Kensington and Chelsea borough, one of the UK’s richest areas.

Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, criticized shortly after the blaze for failing to meet with victims, says the public inquiry looking into the tragedy will report directly to her.

On Saturday, NHS England said 19 people were being treated in hospital, including 10 in critical care.

“I would break the rules more than what I would have done”, he said. If Bellerin plays a full 90 minutes, not including added time, he would donate 4,500 pounds (about $5,750) per match.

Community groups have said warnings about poor fire safety have always been ignored, and that in the aftermath of the disaster, officials had failed to immediately take care of those affected. Hundreds of others have been left homeless and dozens are missing.

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color ceremony that each year marks the queen’s official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm. The queen was born in April but celebrates in June.

‘It is really important that we are clear about the scale of the challenge facing us as our teams search Grenfell Tower to recover those people still inside and return them to their loved ones.

She added: “I have ordered that more staff be deployed across the area, wearing high visibility clothing, so they can easily be found, dispense advice and ensure the right support is provided”.

May announced a £5 million package to help the victims, and promised to re-house majority in the Kensington and Chelsea borough.

The fire at the 24-story public housing project broke out early Wednesday.

Many are demanding answers for how the blaze spread so quickly. This year, however, it is very hard to escape a very sombre national mood.