Marcha 22, 2018

London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

18 Junio 2017, 05:38 | Martinez Canez

Fifty-eight people who have been reported missing after Grenfell Tower caught fire are presumed to be dead, London police confirmed today.

He said a police investigation by specialist detectives would "establish the facts to provide, as best we possible, answers for those so deeply and tragically affected by the bad fire at Grenfell Tower".

Firefighters are still searching for victims in the 24-story Grenfell Tower that went up in flames early Wednesday.

Seventeen people are known to have died but that figure is set to rise, with fears the death toll could exceed 60.

The death toll had previously stood at 30 and officials added that it would likely take weeks for all the bodies to be recovered and some may never be identified.

As the PM was bundled into a vehicle, just one mile away at Kensington Town Hall protesters stormed the building to demand justice as anger mounts over the disaster.

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".

Tensions were high two days after the overnight fire gutted the huge housing block, killing at least 30 people and leaving dozens missing and hundreds homeless.

Theresa May is as "distraught as anyone" about the Grenfell Tower fire, according to the First Secretary of State, Damian Green.

"That's one of the most bad things I have ever seen", Prince William said of the tower's blackened shell. We need to have an explanation for this.

"We have identified those buildings and now and over the weekend people are going in and inspecting those buildings".

"People raised these concerns, people were expressing issues regarding the safety and risky living conditions", says Lancaster West Residents Association chairwoman Olesea Matcovschi.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have all met residents.

Also on Thursday David Lammy, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, called for a criminal investigation of possible "corporate manslaughter" as anger grew over reports that fire-safety concerns were ignored.

The BBC estimates about 76 people are missing based on social media and missing posters, which could include some of the 30 confirmed dead.

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