Protesters storm town hall after London fire

London Mayor: Tower Fire Death Toll Expected to Rise

Building officials have not commented since the fire.

National media in London reported extensively Friday that it would have cost just 5,000 pounds (6,400 US dollars) extra for a cladding material with better fire protection qualities.

A demonstrator shouts during a march in Westminster, following the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower block in London on June 16. Protesters demanding to know how fire could tear rapidly through social housing as residents slept.

At least 58 people may have died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower housing over 100 families in west London, police said today, warning that the number "may increase". He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead at the building.

"We've worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well", he said. The protesters were angered when no one from the council came out to address their concerns, reporters said. They say their complaints were ignored - and fear it was because the tower housed mainly poor people in a hugely wealthy neighbourhood.

"It will go to establish the answers of what happened in the fire and how it spread; it will look at the building itself; it will look at the refurbishment as well".

David Lammy said Sunday he is anxious that documents will be quietly deleted and disposed of as police begin a search for evidence.

"The response of the emergency services, National Health Service, and the community has been heroic", May said in a statement.

Having visited residents and volunteers near the tower on Friday with her grandson William, the queen also led a minute's silence in Buckingham Palace on Saturday. I want that information as much as anybody else.

British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted on Saturday that "the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough". However, the identification of the other victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire.

The Prime Minister has since set a three-week deadline for everybody affected to be rehoused locally, and called for more staff wearing high-visibility jackets to be deployed to the area, to ensure they can be easily found. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars.

Police surrounded Ms May as she left the church, where a crowd of angry protesters had gathered, shouting "shame on you!" and "coward!".

"Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home", the Syrian Solidarity Campaign said in a statement. This year, however, it is very hard to escape a very sombre national mood.

May said she expected to announce the name of the judge for a public inquiry within a few days.

Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations.

Many survivors are sleeping on the floor in community centers and there's still no coordinated distribution of donated food and clothing.

All of those living in the apartment block who survived the blaze were made homeless by the tragedy, and many have lost loved ones as a result.

One of the cards has "My unbelievable Dad" on the front, and inside it reads: "Love you lots, never forget you, RIP your son Lee".



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