London fire death toll rises to 79

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 20, 2017

Cundy, speaking outside Notting Hill Methodist Church, confirmed the previous death toll of 30 but said 28 more people likely died in the fire at the 24-story apartment building on Wednesday.

That number may change as investigators continue to search the remains of Grenfell Tower.

"We must also prepare people for the bad reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire".

“My understanding is that the cladding that was reported wasnt in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations, ” Hands told Sky News.

Hundreds of people lost their homes or their lives after the deadly inferno in the 24-storey tower block, in west London. Some said they had never seen a building fire advance so quickly.

Prime Minister Theresa May was to chair another meeting of top officials in response to the tragedy.

Controversy is also erupting over the Grenfell Tower's exterior cladding, with two British ministers saying the cladding used in a recent renovation may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

"Sadly at this time, there are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", Cmdr.

However, five people who were originally reported as missing have since been found safe and well where as 17 people are still being treated in London hospitals, of whom nine remained in critical care, reports CNN.

Britain held a moment of silence for the victims on Monday, with emergency service workers at the site of the fire bowing their heads in respect.

The payments, from the Grenfell Tower Residents' Discretionary Fund, will also go towards feeding and clothing the now-homeless survivors.

"It will also be a subject that the criminal investigation will be looking at", he said.

The government has said it is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across the country to assess their safety. She also said she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood.

His family said Alhajali “came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family.”.

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