British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet victims of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in her 10 Downing Street office on Saturday, officials said.
At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
“People are terrified that the same thing could happen to them”, said Khan. Like many other residents she has spent the days following the fire living in temporary shelters with minimal sleep, printing and distributing posters wherever she can.
Details were not disclosed, but an unidentified group spokesman said members had given May their “demands and expectations” and that a full statement would be made only “in the community, with the community”.
“We’re all desperately sad”, said Green, who was appointed May’s deputy in the wake of the general election. “I’m praying for them”, she said. People have lost their lives and others have lost everything. “(But there was) nothing, they weren’t collating these numbers”.
A couple of miles away in west London, several hundred protesters stormed Kensington and Chelsea Council Town Hall.
The move comes after the prime minister said the initial official response had “not been good enough”.
May eventually did visit the hospital and met with victims. “There is also insufficient support for victims on the ground”. Firefighters took more than 24 hours to bring the blaze under control.
One woman wept saying it was because Mrs May had declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting.
There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, as well as whether the recent refurbishment – including the use of cladding that was blamed for worsening previous building fires in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia – helped fuel the flames.
Faith leaders in London have called for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire to be rehoused in decent housing rather than sent to “cheaper places far from London“. May also said that she has set a deadline of three weeks for all the survivors of the Grenfell fire to be placed in new housing.
Local residents also say they are angry that their safety concerns had been ignored and that people had been told to stay in their flats in the event of a fire.
Scuffles broke out near the building, with demonstrators chanting “we want justice!” as they surged toward the doors.
“But it is a bad tragedy”. “The people are waking up to the right-wing, mainstream media and May just doesn’t get the public mood”.
“We entirely support the calling of the public inquiry and will co-operate in whatever way we can with it so that local people have all the answers about what has happened”, the council said.
“The reason we had to pause the search and recovery yesterday was for the safety of our staff”.
“The Government has taken action on the recommendations of the coroner’s report”, she insisted.
With the death toll from a horrific London fire rising to 30 and many residents still unaccounted for, there is palpable anger as people accuse the local authority of neglecting the safety and well-being of the poor in favour of policies favouring the interests of the rich.