Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Britain's May Meets with Victims of Deadly High-rise Blaze


Grief is turning to outrage in the wake of London's deadly Grenfell Tower apartment block fire, with British Prime Minister Theresa May confronted by protesters and a crowd of angry locals storming the local town hall.

"I do believe the number will increase", police commander Stuart Cundy told reporters in front of the charred high-rise.

Asked if there were angry exchanges, Tomlin said: "We tried to hold it well as a meeting". Currently, 30 people have been confirmed dead, and there are 70 people unaccounted for. Her statement came the same day the British Police said at least 58 were feared to have died in the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Firefighters using drones and sniffer dogs continued to search the burned-out housing block, that looms over the low-income community in west London on Friday.

"Government is making money available, we're ensuring that we're going to get to the bottom of what's happened, we will ensure that people are rehoused", the prime minister said.

As the PM was bundled into a auto, just one mile away at Kensington Town Hall protesters stormed the building to demand justice as anger mounts over the disaster.

Her Majesty was joined by Prince William as the pair visited a relief centre where people left homeless are being looked after following Wednesday's devastating fire. She also met a group of victims at her office in Downing Street yesterday.

As the fire raged, Rania started recording on Facebook Live from her apartment where she was stuck due to thick smoke.

Protesters storm town hall after London fire
Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a critical condition, the National Health Service said. Search-and-recovery efforts were paused on Friday over safety concerns, but resumed Saturday afternoon, police said.

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

British authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the London apartment building fire - as the death toll from the blaze has almost doubled, to 30.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth said in a message on her official birthday.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building. More than $3.8 million has been raised for the victims.

He said police will release images and video from inside the tower tomorrow, pending the approval of Grenfell families.

Fire safety experts believe that cladding put on the building's exterior during a renovation past year was less fire retardant, which may have fueled the blaze.

The upper floors of Grenfell Tower sustained significant damage, he says, and "the sad reality is that this work will take some time, stretching into many, many weeks".

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