79 now presumed to have died in London fire

79 now presumed to have died in London fire

‘We urge swift action to rehouse the homeless, in consultation with them, rather than send them to cheaper places far from London, ‘ the London Faiths Forum said in a statement.

Earlier this week, May was confronted by protesters furious over her handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

“If something needs to be done to make buildings safe, it will be done”, Philip Hammond, UK finance minister, told the BBC on Sunday. Attention has focused on materials used during the renovation process completed previous year.

Greg Hands told Sky News that “my understanding is that the cladding that was reported was not in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations”.

Speculation has focused on the role that cladding apparently used in a recent refurbishment of the tower may have played in the fire. It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday.

The British Metropolitan Police on Sunday released new images from inside the Grenfell Tower, which was gutted in a massive fire last week.

Hundreds of people lost their homes or their lives after the deadly inferno in the 24-storey tower block, in west London.

Britain held a moment of silence for the victims on Monday, with emergency service workers at the site of the fire bowing their heads in respect.

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.

Only five victims have been formally identified – and Cundy said that because of the fire’s intensity and the devastation it caused, authorities may not be able to identify everybody who died. We are angry about the inadequacy of the response and the longstanding neglect of our buildings by the council and building management. The long-term consequences need to be addressed now, they said.

On Friday, anger boiled over as people stormed Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall.

On Saturday, Mrs May acknowledged that support for survivors and families of the victims “was not good enough“.

A group of Grenfell victims have visited Downing Street today and were in talks with May this afternoon.

Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers.

“I’ve said before one of my absolute priorities is to identify people as quick as we can, to recover them from Grenfell Tower“. The neighborhood’s resident’s association said the management company was negligent.

The Prime Minister said there had been “huge frustrations” on the ground as people struggled to find information. “Unfortunately they were not listened”.

A spokeswoman for the British prime minister Theresa May said the terms of reference for a public inquiry into the fire were being drafted, as Mrs May knew people wanted answers quickly on the disaster.