Brits Are Upset With The Prime Minister's Response To The London Fire


If true, the Grenfell Tower disaster would be the deadliest fire in London since World War II, Reuters reported.

The official death toll from the blaze now sits at 30, up from 17 overnight, as firefighters continue the extremely hard process of recovering bodies from within the tower. Police say 58 people at the tower are now confirmed or presumed dead.

Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy has said that there are still some bodies in Grenfell tower but conditions have been too hazardous to retrieve them.

"We're all desperately sad, we're all angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected, " Green said.

May added that those who were left homeless by the blaze will be given homes in three weeks.

"People raised these concerns, people were expressing issues regarding the safety and unsafe living conditions", says Lancaster West Residents Association chairwoman Olesea Matcovschi. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just previous year.

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At least 30 people have died in Wednesday's fire and dozens are missing.

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Grenfell Tower burned down on Wednesday, June 14.

Cundy said police had now managed to get to the top of the tower and had undertaken a first visual search for victims, ahead of later painstaking searches.

May returned to the neighbourhood the following day to meet with survivors at St.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced relief funds for people affected by the massive apartment fire in London this week that killed 30 people and spawned growing calls for more government help.

After her visit, Mrs May said: "Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the Government is there for them at this bad time - and that is what I am determined to provide". People have lost their lives and others have lost everything. The announcement comes as the government is accused of failing to improve fire safety in buildings, like Grenfell Tower, despite warnings.

"It is hard to escape a very somber national mood", the queen said in a statement to mark her official birthday - an occasion that typically does not result in any public comments from the monarch. British health authorities say that 19 patients are still being treated at four London hospitals. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims.

Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard. On Saturday, protestors had gathered at Whitehall and demanded her resignation.