United Kingdom police: 58 dead and presumed dead in London blaze

Ruben Ruiz
June 18, 2017

She also chaired a meeting of a specialist Government task force to deal with the Grenfell tragedy.

She said her visits to London and Manchester - the latter the site of a terror attack last month - have highlighted the people who offer comfort and support to those affected.

The local authority, which owns the tower block where families rent their homes, says it is doing all it can to support the victims and to help the relief operation.

Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William visited a sports center Friday that had been turned into a place of grieving and support for victims of the fire and their families.

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll.

On Saturday, she met with a group of residents in the more controlled setting of 10 Downing Street.

As she left St Clement's Church following a visit lasting less than an hour, the PM faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you". As many as 500 gathered at the building, forcing May to run to her auto under police guard as she left the building, with echoes of "coward" being hurled in her direction. There was a large police presence at the church, where Mrs May announced a £5 million relief fund.

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting "We want justice!" surged toward the doors.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was London mayor until past year, took to Facebook to attack opposition Labour politicians for "political game playing".

"This prime minister is not viable".

Scuffles broke out in the crowd as Mrs May's vehicle drove away from the scene of the disaster.

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The 24-story Grenfell Tower in the north Kensington neighborhood in west London is near several major transport hubs.

Protesters demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno have stormed Kensington Town Hall.

"Wallowing in the wash of a general election that stripped our prime minister of her authority on the very eve of European Union negotiations, neither common sense nor the evidence suggest she can re-establish public confidence", Parris wrote in the Times. "Government is making money available".

"The Prime Minister is absolutely heartbroken". The whole sense in the House of Commons is absolute horror and shock. Omar al-Haj Ali was rescued by firefighters from his 14th floor apartment.

"Understandably, people are desperately traumatised and, yes, people are angry and that is totally understandable".

"They haven't got easy fire escapes, they've got no sprinklers, it's totally, totally unacceptable in Britain that this is allowed to happen and people lose their lives in this way".

"She should have been there with the residents, which is what Jeremy Corbyn was", he told the BBC's This Week.

One member of Parliament has called for corporate manslaughter charges after learning flammable material was used to clad the building during a recent renovation.

"She should have been there with the residents". Britain's Press Association says around 70 people are missing.

With anger mounting over the government's handling of the blaze, May met residents from the Grenfell Tower and vowed to personally oversee the recovery as protesters gathered to demonstrate in the streets around her residence for the second day. We are also with all those from faith networks and communities, who are working tirelessly to provide immediate support.

In a statement today, The Prime Minister said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.

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