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2nd LD: Protesters storm local town hall over London fire

19 Junio 2017, 04:11 | Gervasio Siguenza

Victims, volunteers and community leaders from the Grenfell Tower disaster arrive in Downing Street.

Some later left the red-brick building near Kensington High Street, a luxury shopping district, but around 30 remained inside in a tense standoff with about 30 police officers and a dozen security guards.

"As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones", he added.

The latest figure included the previously released number of 30 deaths in the catastrophe in North Kensington early Wednesday.

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". "We will continue to look at what more needs to be done".

A firefighter who battled an intense blaze devouring a 24-storey apartment building in London has been left wishing he did more. Some 600 people were living in the tower's 120 apartments.

Residents and victims have expressed outrage at Prime Minister Theresa May, who visited the site the day before without meeting with local residents.

British outlets said May struggled to offer support or leadership in the wake of the blaze, accusing her of lacking emotional intelligence and calling her "Maybot".

Meanwhile, the Home Office said it was making arrangements for the family of one of those who died in the fire to travel from Syria to Britain for his funeral.

One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May's seemingly aloof response to the tragedy. "However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there", he said. "We could put out children to bed and know they would get up in the morning".

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color ceremony that each year marks the queen's official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm.

After a turbulent three months which has seen three militant attacks and now the tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said "it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", in a message on her official birthday. Before that, Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester.

"It is hard to escape a very somber national mood", Elizabeth said in a message. "The country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies".

"This should not be happening in the United Kingdom, this should never happen".



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