Marcha 22, 2018

Relatives Of London Fire Victims Unleash Their Fury Upon Theresa May

18 Junio 2017, 06:42 | Martinez Canez

The fire occurred early Wednesday morning, quickly spreading through the 20 storey block.

TRT World's Sara Firth reports.

But the visits, which took place more than 48 hours after the devastating fire broke out, have done little to quell the growing anger over the way Mrs May has dealt with the tragedy. "People have lost their lives, people have had their homes destroyed, they have fled for their lives with absolutely nothing".

Residents said they had been complaining for years about lax standards while aspects of a recent $13 million refurbishment to the building have fallen under suspicion of allowing the fire to spread more rapidly than expected.

Commander Stuart Cundy said 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower on the night of the blaze are missing and presumed dead. "This number 58 may change".

The death toll from a fire that engulfed a residential high-rise building in London this week has climbed to 30 as rescue workers continue to search for survivors, police said, adding that the blaze did not appear to have been deliberately started.

The area surrounding the tower has been plastered by distraught relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children.

The prime minister faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you" when she returned to the scene on Friday, having not met victims on her first visit.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, also visited St. Clements Church on Thursday and was photographed hugging local residents. "They feel the Government and local council haven't done enough to help them in the aftermath of this horrific incident, or to provide answers to their increasingly urgent questions". "If more funding is required, it will be provided", May said, while more than 1,000 protesters rallied outside her residence Saturday. Mansur said people were not satisfied with the answers they were being given.

Opponents said Mrs May's handling of the fire has thrust her position further into doubt. "My government will do whatever it takes to help those affected, get justice and keep our people safe", she said. She later called for a full public inquiry into the catastrophe. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations. Downing Street then subsequently announced £5 million would be spent on clothing, aid and food for those who have been left homeless. Those who lost their homes will be rehoused within three weeks, she said.

She added: "The response of the emergency services, NHS and the community has been heroic".

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