London tower block fire death toll climbs to 30

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18 June, 2017

Local residents shouted angry questions when London mayor Sadiq Khan paid a visit to the area.

Javid said inspections of similar buildings had been ordered, with particular attention to the modern cladding used to beautify and add an insulation layer to ageing concrete and steel structures.

Images have emerged purporting to show the charred insides of a tower block ravaged by a devastating fire.

"People were telling them to stay in the building but they had hope because they listened".

A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London. Of those, 10 remain in critical condition.

Queen Elizabeth II today said the United Kingdom has been "resolute in the face of adversity" following recent tragedies in London and Manchester in a message released on her official birthday. "The PM has sent her best wishes to HM Queen on the event of her birthday".

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May, criticized for not meeting with those injured in the blaze, will visit the hospital today, Reuters reported.

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Emergency services are set to spend a third day looking for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower block in central London. Officials warn that no further survivors are likely to be found.

London firefighters are continuing the grim search after a high-rise fire that killed at least 30 people as public anger about the blaze continues to grow.

The fire affected all floors of the 24 storey building, from the second floor up, and at its height 40 fire engines and more than 200 firefighters were at the scene.

The horrific fire early Wednesday morning has put increased pressure on May and her senior ministers at a time when her authority has been weakened by an election that saw her Conservative Party lose its majority in Parliament. Friday, some heckled May and chanted "coward" as she made her address at London's St.

Downing Street announced a £5 million fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing for victims amid fears the death toll will rise, with more than 70 people in total still believed to be unaccounted for. There is ample food and water, but very little privacy or proper bedding.

Between 50 and 60 people stormed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall as members of the public demanded the council, which owned the tower blocks, to give reassurances to the victims.

Some residents had warned months ago that the tower represented a risky fire risk.


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