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At least 58 presumed dead in London Grenfell fire

19 Junio 2017, 04:10 | Crisanna Felipe

Facing fierce criticism over its response to London high-rise inferno, the British government has sent its staff to assist local council authorities in rehabilitation of victims of the deadly blaze that claimed at least 58 lives and rendered hundreds homeless.

Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticised for her muted response to the fire and had to be rushed away from a meeting with residents on Friday under heavy police guard as protesters shouted "Shame on you".

"Some people may actually want to go to another part of London where perhaps they have a greater support network, where perhaps they have friends and relatives".

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, London mayor Sadiq Khan, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth, 91, have all visited the local area and anger has been growing in the community.

Protesters stormed the local town hall in Kensington demanding action in the wake of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.

The death toll in the fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower in west London rose to 30 yesterday amid fears that it could climb to over 100 in one of the worst fire tragedies in the country.

But the Conservative leader still struggled to overcome accusations that she lacked compassion because she had failed to meet with victims on her first visit to the devastated site.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said the cladding, which has been blamed for spreading the fire, is banned in Britain.

The Wednesday blaze has so far killed 58 people while many other residents still remain unaccounted for.

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.

On Saturday, May met with victims of the blaze at her 10 Downing St. offices for 2½ hours.

"People need to know that we can't".

"Sadly, it is expected that the total will rise and it is not expected that any survivors will be found", he said.

Construction firm Rydon, which carried out the refurbishment, said the work "met all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards".

Community groups have said warnings about poor fire safety have always been ignored, and that in the aftermath of the disaster, officials had failed to immediately take care of those affected. "Wherever we can, we will bring people to justice if there is evidence".

Mustafa then asked them to keep the protest peaceful, adding: "You have been incredible - please stay the fantastic people that you are".



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