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May visits fire victims in hospital

17 Junio 2017, 06:51 | Martinez Canez

The authorities have been working on the scene since the tower caught fire on Wednesday

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

London police said an investigation, led by a detective from its homicide and major crime unit, would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although they said there was nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately. Authorities have not issued an exact figure at this time.Twenty-four people are being treated in the hospital, including 12 in critical care.

Grenfell Tower was home to about 600 people and whole families remain missing after the fire, which forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children to safety.

About 70 people are missing after a list of verified reports were compiled, Britain Press Association reported.

The flames have now been extinguished but the number of dead is expected to rise and the likelihood of finding survivors at this point is slim, Stuart Cundy, commander of the Metropolitan Police Service in London, told reporters at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Visiting the scene of the disaster on Thursday morning, the PM only met with firefighters and appeared to avoid meeting survivors and local residents.

"We are in the richest borough in the United Kingdom and in this very borough we have a building where some of the poorest live and the safety measures are totally inadequate", said Mustafa Al Mansur, one of the organisers of the demonstration.

Now, you look at the government documents on this building and It turns out this siding, it's a pair of aluminum sheets sandwiched around a composite core.

Emergency services are to spend a third day searching for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in North Kensington.

During her visit - which lasted less than an hour - she also spoke to volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church.

May appeared later on television to announce a public inquiry and tell residents of the tower that "the Government will make every effort to make sure that they are rehoused in London and as close as possible to home".

One woman wept, saying it was because the Prime Minister had declined to speak to those waiting outside to speak to her.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday sent an open letter to May, demanding that she explain how she will support the community following the deadly fire.

"It would not be appropriate for us to comment or for others to speculate on any aspect of fire, or its causes, in advance of these inquiries", managing director Ray Bailey said.

"The Prime Minister would have been shouted at by the residents, but she should have been willing to take that".

One person said: "You know this could have been stopped right?" The many residents I met today are very angry too; their concerns about the building were not responded to and their questions were not answered.



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